[out-sawrs, ‐sohrs]
verb (used with object), outsourced, outsourcing.
(of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source.
to contract out (jobs, services, etc.): a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.
verb (used without object), outsourced, outsourcing.
to obtain goods or services from an outside source: U.S. companies who outsource from China.


outsourcing, noun
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outsource (ˌaʊtˈsɔːs)
1.  to subcontract (work) to another company
2.  to buy in (components for a product) rather than manufacture them

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Word Origin & History

in ref. to jobs going overseas, by 1981 (as outsourcing), from out + verbal use of source.
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Example sentences
At the end of the day, security is not something that can be outsourced.
But the trend seems to be that if a job can be defined, it can be automated or
Any training in sub-sectors of manufacturing that are more effectively
  outsourced was time wasted.
The answer seems to be that she has outsourced the job to a movie director.
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