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