Definition of outsource in English:


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Pronunciation: /aʊtˈsɔːs


[with object]
  • 1Obtain (goods or a service) by contract from an outside supplier: there can be no question of outsourcing components from other countries
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    • Additionally, some of the Cotton Park goods are outsourced to three local subcontractors.
    • That doesn't mean we wouldn't outsource certain services and aspects of our business.
    • It will outsource customer service and claims handling and will use the internet to market itself.
  • 1.1Contract (work) out: you may choose to outsource this function to another company or do it yourself
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    • The 48 workers were sacked as part of a long running campaign by HDC to outsource their work to contractors.
    • Two years ago, the state awarded a $280 million contract to Convergys, which freely admits it outsources work to India.
    • An ageing population means employers will have to outsource project work and employ older people.

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