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tr.v. in·sourced, in·sourc·ing, in·sourc·es
1. To perform (a task or function) in-house: a corporation that outsources their manufacturing but insources sales and marketing.
2. To provide (a product or service traditionally or conventionally provided within an organization) as an independent contractor.
3. To create (jobs) as an outside company operating in a local labor market: "We not only want to sell products to the US, but to insource jobs here and contribute to the economy" (Noel Forgeard).
4. To hire or employ (workers from another area or market).
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(Commerce) the practice of subcontracting work to another company that is under the same general ownership
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