from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To delegate (a task, function, or responsibility) to an independent provider.
  • transitive verb To relocate or transfer (jobs) to another labor market.

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  • verb business, management To transfer the management and/or day-to-day execution of a business function to a third-party service provider.

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  • verb obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out


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out- +‎ source


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