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subcontractingnoun [U]

(also sub-contracting) uk   us   /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 ​oilindustry.
(Definition of subcontracting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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