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  1. source
  2. noun


    • 1. obtain from a particular source:

      each type of coffee is sourced from one country
    • 2. find out where (something) can be obtained:

      she was called upon to source a supply of carpet
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: source, plural noun: sources

    • v.: verb: source, 3rd person present: sources, gerund or present participle: sourcing, past tense: sourced, past participle: sourced

  4. Phrase

    • noun

      a place, person, or thing from which something originates or can be obtained:

      a spring or fountain head from which a river or stream issues:

    • verb

      obtain from a particular source:

      find out where (something) can be obtained:

    • noun

      a rock from which later sediments are derived or in which a particular mineral originates.

      a sediment containing sufficient organic matter to be a future source of hydrocarbons.

    • noun

      a source of energy, such as light or sound, which can be regarded as having negligible dimensions.

      a localized and stationary pollution source.

    • noun

      a program written in a language other than machine code, typically a high-level language.
    • noun

      a source of pollution that issues from widely distributed or pervasive environmental elements:
    • adjective

      denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.
    • noun

      the analysis and study of the sources used by biblical authors.
    • noun

      (in academic research) a book, article, or other source that provides information about an object of study but does not constitute direct, first-hand evidence:
    • noun

      a text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program.
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