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English definition of “outsource”

outsource

verb [I or T]     /ˈaʊtsɔːs/ (also externalize) PRODUCTION, HR, WORKPLACE
if a company outsources work , it employs another organization to do it rather than using its own employees : As part of a recent restructuring , Anglian Water decided to outsource some of its operations . The decision to outsource had been made for financial reasons .outsource sth to sth Today they unveiled plans to close two factories and outsource production to Eastern Europe .outsource jobs/work The bank was attacked over plans to outsource 4,000 jobs to Asia . → Compare insource
(Definition of outsource verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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