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    source - Dictionary definition and meaning for word source

    Definition
    (noun) the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    Synonyms : beginning , origin , root , rootage
    Example Sentence
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
    Definition
    (noun) a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    Example Sentence
    • the reporter had two sources for the story
    Definition
    (noun) anything that provides inspiration for later work
    Synonyms : germ , seed
    Definition
    (noun) a facility where something is available Definition
    (noun) a person who supplies information
    Synonyms : informant
    Definition
    (noun) someone who originates or causes or initiates something
    Synonyms : author , generator
    Example Sentence
    • he was the generator of several complaints
    Definition
    (noun) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
    Example Sentence
    • a heat source
    • a source of carbon dioxide
    Definition
    (noun) anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
    Synonyms : reservoir
    Example Sentence
    • an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival
    Definition
    (noun) a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
    Synonyms : reference
    Example Sentence
    • he carried an armful of references back to his desk
    • he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation
    Definition
    (verb) get (a product) from another country or business
    Example Sentence
    • She sourced a supply of carpet
    • They are sourcing from smaller companies
    Definition
    (verb) specify the origin of
    Example Sentence
    • The writer carefully sourced her report
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