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subcontract definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract v
1: arranged for contracted work to be done by others [syn: subcontract, farm out, job]
2: work under a subcontract; engage in a subcontract

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1817 a contract between a party to an original contract and a third party; especially one to provide all or a specified part of the work or materials required in the original contract II. Date: 1842 intransitive verb to let out or undertake work under a subcontract transitive verb 1. to engage a third party to perform under a subcontract all or part of (work included in an original contract) sometimes used with out 2. to undertake (work) under a subcontract

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. employ a firm etc. to do (work) as part of a larger project. 2 intr. make or carry out a subcontract. --n. a secondary contract, esp. to supply materials, labour, etc. Derivatives: subcontractor n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Subcontract Sub*con"tract, n. A contract under, or subordinate to, a previous contract.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(subcontracted) 1. If one firm subcontracts part of its work to another firm, it pays the other firm to do part of the work that it has been employed to do. (BUSINESS) The company is subcontracting production of most of the parts... They are cutting costs by subcontracting work out to other local firms. = contract out VERB: V n, V n to n 2. A subcontract is a contract between a firm which is being employed to do a job and another firm which agrees to do part of that job. N-COUNT




 


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