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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


out- +‎ source (Wiktionary)



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