Definitions for outsourceˈaʊtˌsɔrs, -ˌsoʊrs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
out•sourceˈaʊtˌsɔrs, -ˌsoʊrs(v.t.)-sourced, -sourc•ing.
to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside company.
Origin of outsource:
obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out
"Many companies outsource and hire consultants in order to maintain a flexible workforce"
To transfer the management and/or day-to-day execution of an entire business function to a third-party service provider.
They decided to outsource the design and manufacture of the system to a vendor.