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A place, person, or thing from which something originates
“Astronomers appear to be closing in on the source of enigmatic radio pulses emanating from space.”
A place, person, or thing from which something can be obtained
“Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body.”
A spring or fountainhead from which a river or stream issues
“They come from places far and wide to worship their ancestors at the source of the Ethiope River in Southern Nigeria.”
That which provides information that can be referenced
“I notice that you have not yet included any sources in your thesis.”
One who supplies information, usually from within an organization
“The journalist stood firmly by her article, but refused to reveal her anonymous source.”
To get hold of by means of conducting a search through various sources
“We have a range of furniture for sale that we source from all over the world.”
To track down for a particular purpose
“We need you to source an appropriate engineer to build this system.”
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