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Dictionary definition for: Source

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet" "They are sourcing from smaller companies"

3. (n) a person who supplies information

4. (v) specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report"

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"

7. (n) a facility where something is available

8. (n) anything that provides inspiration for later work

9. (n) someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"

10. (n) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source" "a source of carbon dioxide"

11. (n) 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"

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