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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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subcontractorsub‧con‧trac‧tor /ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə $ -ˈkɑːntræktər/ noun [countable]  Bsomeone who does part of the work of another person or company
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subcontractorInstead it will hire a subcontractor in San Mateo County to handle that part of the operation, Silver said.Spent part of the morning talking to a subcontractor about practical matters.According to Cox, nearly one job is lost among subcontractors and small service businesses for every manufacturing job that goes away.These more favoured subcontractors, however, gain a greater degree of continuity at the expense of wider variations in profits.Two San Diego firms are major subcontractors vying for the ship contract.Groups resulting from a parent manufacturer establishing a pyramid of subcontractors and component suppliers.Moreover, surveyors are sometimes pressurised by the subcontractor to overpay, particularly when output has been restricted during adverse weather conditions.Any inaccuracy in weekly measurements and subsequent payments to subcontractors will be translated directly into both the financial and cost accounts.
From Longman Business Dictionarysubcontractorsub‧con‧trac‧tor /ˌsʌbkənˈtræktə-ˈkɑːntræktər/ noun [countable]JOBCOMMERCE a person or company who is paid to do part of the work of another person or companyAlways check whether a contractor is using subcontractors, and who is liable if things go wrong.
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