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English definition of “subcontracting”

subcontracting

noun [U] (also sub-contracting)
 
 
/ˌsʌbkənˈtræktɪŋ/ MANAGEMENT, LAW
the act of paying an outside person or organization to do work that might normally be done within an organization: Subcontracting is very common in the oil industry.
(Definition of subcontracting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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