from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To send out (work, for example) to an outside provider or manufacturer in order to cut costs.
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- v. To transfer the management and/or day-to-day execution of a business function to a third-party service provider.
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- v. obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out
out- + source (Wiktionary)