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Definitions for subcontractor
sʌbˈkɒn træk tər, ˈsʌbˌkɒn-, ˌsʌb kənˈtræk tərsub·con·trac·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subcontractor(noun)

    someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor


  1. subcontractor(Noun)

    A contractor hired by a general contractor employed by the contractor rather than directly hired by the customer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subcontractor(noun)

    one who takes a portion of a contract, as for work, from the principal contractor


  1. Subcontractor

    A subcontractor is an individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract. A subcontractor is a person who is hired by a general contractor to perform a specific task as part of the overall project and is normally paid for services provided to the project by the originating general contractor. While the most common concept of a subcontractor is in building works and civil engineering, the range of opportunities for subcontractor is much wider and it is possible that the greatest number now operate in the information technology and information sectors of business. The incentive to hire subcontractors is either to reduce costs or to mitigate project risks. In this way the general contractor receives the same or better service than the general contractor could have provided by itself, at lower overall risk. Many subcontractors do work for the same companies rather than different ones. This allows subcontractors to further specialize their skills. In the United Kingdom economy, the need to respond to a rapidly changing environment and service a diverse infrastructure has encouraged flexibility and diversity in its subcontractor community with the majority of subcontractors now providing specialised skills to a wide range of companies.

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How to say subcontractor in sign language?

  1. subcontractor


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subcontractor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subcontractor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of subcontractor in a Sentence

  1. Parke Skelton:

    There's a whole other level of vetting and oversight for people who are actually employed by the State Department, as opposed to someone who worked for a subcontractor that had a contract with the State Department, i think that's a pretty serious misstatement.

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