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Noun: source  sors
  1. The place where something begins, where it springs into being
    "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River";
    - beginning, origin, root, rootage
     
  2. A document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    "the reporter had two sources for the story"
     
  3. Anything that provides inspiration for later work
    - seed, germ
     
  4. A facility where something is available
     
  5. A person who supplies information
    - informant
     
  6. Someone who originates, causes or initiates something
    "he was the source of several complaints";
    - generator, author
     
  7. (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
    "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
     
  8. Anything (a person, animal, plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
    "an infectious agent depends on a source for its survival";
    - reservoir
     
  9. A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
    "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation";
    - reference
Verb: source  sors
  1. Get (a product) from another country or business
    "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"
     
  2. Specify the origin of
    "The writer carefully sourced her report"

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Derived forms: sources, sourcing, sourced

Type of: action, activity, communicator, document, facility, inspiration, installation, maker, natural action, natural process, obtain, papers, point, publication, shaper, thing, written document

Antonym: sink

Encyclopedia: Source