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

 

Hyponyms: Golconda, goldmine, gold mine, taproot, muse, source materials, well, wellspring, fountainhead, derivation, spring, headspring, head, headwaters, wellhead, jumping-off place, point of departure, birthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, home, point source, trail head, trailhead, coiner, informer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabber, leaker, passive source, whistle blower, whistle-blower, whistleblower, outsource

 

Derivational Morphology: evolve, germinate, develop, reference, cite, consult, refer, look up, root, originate, generate, bring forth, inform

 

Anagrams: course, Crouse, cerous

 

 
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