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source

noun (n)

  • the place where something begins, where it springs into being (noun.location)
    Example:
    Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River.
    source: wordnet30
  • a document (or organization) from which information is obtained (noun.communication)
    Example:
    The reporter had two sources for the story.
    source: wordnet30
  • anything that provides inspiration for later work (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: germ, seed
    source: wordnet30
  • a facility where something is available (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a person who supplies information (noun.person)
    Synonym: informant
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who originates or causes or initiates something (noun.person)
    Synonym: author, generator
    source: wordnet30
  • (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system (noun.process)
    Antonym: sink
    Example:
    A heat source.
    A source of carbon dioxide.
    source: wordnet30
  • anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies (noun.object)
    Synonym: reservoir
    source: wordnet30
  • a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to (noun.communication)
    Synonym: reference
    Example:
    He spent hours looking for the source of that quotation.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of rising; a rise; an ascent. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • get (a product) from another country or business (verb.possession)
    Example:
    She sourced a supply of carpet.
    source: wordnet30
  • specify the origin of (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The writer carefully sourced her report.
    source: wordnet30

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