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"outsource" in British English

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outsourceverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈaʊt.sɔːs/  us   /-sɔːrs/
If a ​company outsources, it ​pays to have ​part of ​itswork done by another ​company: Unions are ​fighting a ​plan by the ​university to outsource all non-academic ​services. Some ​companies outsource to ​cheaperlocations to ​cutcosts.
outsourcing
noun [U] uk   /ˈaʊtˌsɔː.sɪŋ/  us   /-ˌsɑː-/
The ​managementguaranteed that outsourcing wouldn't ​meanjoblosses.
(Definition of outsource from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outsource" in American English

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outsourceverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌsɔrs, -ˌsoʊrs/
to get ​work done by making a ​contract with another ​company to do it, often in another ​country, ​rather than in ​your own ​company: The ​candidatetalks about working-class ​issues, ​particularly about ​jobs being outsourced ​overseas.
outsourcing
noun [U]  us   /ˈɑʊtˌsɔr·sɪŋ, -ˌsoʊr·sɪŋ/
Outsourcing might be ​inevitable, but that doesn't make it any more ​attractive to American ​workers.
(Definition of outsource from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outsource" in Business English

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outsourceverb [I or T]

uk   us   /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 ​unveiledplans 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.
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(Definition of outsource from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “outsource”
in Chinese (Simplified) 外包, (将…)交外办理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外包,委外, (將…)委外辦理…
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