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Definition of the verb outsource

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verb - inflections: outsourced | outsourcing | outsources

  1. obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out
    • example: Many companies outsource and hire consultants in order to maintain a flexible workforce
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: source = get (a product) from another country or business

Alternative definition of the verb outsource


  1. [business, management, chiefly US] To transfer the management and/or day-to-day execution of an entire business function to a third-party service provider.


"Outsource" is a 2008 short, science fiction film written by Aaron Sullivan and Dan Trezise and directed by Dan Trezise.


"OUTSOURCE" is a book by Edward Yourdon.

  • genres: Economics, Business
  • subjects: Computer programming, Consulting, International, Labor, Finance, Offshore outsourcing, Information technology, Industrial relations


OutSource a.k.a. 99 Desk is an outsourcing company providing a facility to connect outsourced suppliers with those who need their services.


OutSource a.k.a. is a global outsourcing solution and freelance jobs portal. We provide a secure platform for Freelancers working from home, Freelancing IT companies and Service buyers to work together.

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Google previewWireless Telecommunications Monthly Newsletter

However, Ericsson did not react to the crisis as quickly and effectively as rival Nokia, and the move to outsource is the climax of the fallout of the fire. According to company officials, the fire caused a loss of $400 million in potential revenue, ...

Google previewWeb-Based and Traditional Outsourcing (2016)

by Vivek Sharma, Varun Sharma, K.S. Rajasekaran

The decision to outsource is an important and a strategic one, and some factors need to be taken into consideration, such as communication problems and language barriers. The buyer may not have knowledge of the native language of the ...

Google previewOutsourcing For Dummies (2008)

by Ed Ashley

Deciding whether to inform customers of your plans to outsource is a tricky decision to make. Similar to the feeling employees may have if they find out elsewhere, customers may also feel slighted to find out from a ...

Google previewInternational Handbook of Public Procurement (2008)

by Khi V. Thai

There is an increasing awareness in management literature that the decision to outsource is a complex one with uncertain outcomes (Hui and Tsang, 2004).

Google previewDevelopment of an Assessment-Tool for Procurement Business Process Outsourcing (2013)

by Mathias Trojahn

The first reason for organizations to outsource is the consideration of cost reduction and improvement of cost structure. While outsourcing the customer benefits from the suppliers cost advantages such as economies of scale, economies of ...

Google previewE-Procurement Management for Successful Electronic Government Systems (2012)

by Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Hence, there is an increasing awareness in management literature that the decision to outsource is a complex one with uncertain outcomes (Hui and Tsang, 2004), and this is the reason why for example since the 1980s the UK public sector ...

Google previewManaging Residential Construction Projects (2010)

Strategies and Solutions by Derek Graham

With cheaper labor outside the United States as an incentive, the decision to outsource is a no-brainer for shrewd entrepreneurs; however, in the long term, our skilled workforce will become less globally relevant. Until the U.S. economy can be ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries, The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems (1999)

by Gordon B. Davis, Gordon Bitter Davis

Common IS services to outsource include production-oriented activities, such as data center operations, network management, and PC acquisitions and maintenance. Design- oriented activities such as systems development are commonly ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education (2016)

by Steven L. Danver

Outsource. A number of services related to the admissions...

Many institutions outsource the transcript evaluation service to a recognized member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Google previewThe Entrepreneur’s Dictionary of Business and Financial Terms (2013)

by Khwaja Masoom

Offsource: Slang, is to outsource to anoffshore location to primarily save on thecostof labor. See Outsource.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (2012)

The Social Science of Garbage by Carl A. Zimring, William L. Rathje, Consulting Editor

Often, hospitals outsource this responsibility to a third party, which shreds sensitive documents onsite (enabling the hospital to monitor the proper disposal of the documents). Other hospitals shred sensitive documents onsite themselves, while ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (2003)

by John Feather, Rodney Paul Sturges

Most suppliers outsource the prepara— tion of the data to Bibliographic Data Services, ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Outbound Logistics Outsource to Internet linked shippers. Procurement (Online purchasing and tracking linked to inventory through enterprise systems) Human Resource Management (Hiring of technologically savvy employees) Firm ...

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The advantage that hospitals have over other institutions is that hospitals are community-based. You can't outsource your work; you can't move your emergency department to Pakistan. (Mark Shields)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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