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Definition of "outsourcing" []

  • The procuring of services or products, such as the parts used in manufacturing a motor vehicle, from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outsourcing" in a sentence
  • "Where the term outsourcing will be thought of much as we think of a scab, a communist or a traitor today."
  • "DAVID DREIER (R), CALIFORNIA: You know, Lou, I will tell you that the term outsourcing has really become a meaningless buzz word."
  • "The term outsourcing is often used interchangeably-and incorrectly-with offshoring, usually by those in a heated debate."