Meaning of “subcontracting” in the English Dictionary

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"subcontracting" in Business English

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subcontractingnoun [ U ]

also sub-contracting uk /ˌsʌbkənˈtræktɪŋ/ us 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)