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Sourcenoun

The person, place, or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

‘The accused refused to reveal the source of the illegal drugs she was selling.’;

Originnoun

The beginning of something.

Sourcenoun

Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.

‘The main sources of the Euphrates River are the Karasu and Murat Rivers.’;

Originnoun

The source of a river, information, goods, etc.

Sourcenoun

A reporter's informant.

Originnoun

(mathematics) The point at which the axes of a coordinate system intersect.

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Sourcenoun

(computing) Source code.

Originnoun

(anatomy) The proximal end of attachment of a muscle to a bone that will not be moved by the action of that muscle.

Sourcenoun

(electronics) The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).

Originnoun

(cartography) An arbitrary point on Earth's surface, chosen as the zero for a system of coordinates.

Sourceverb

To obtain or procure: used especially of a business resource.

Originnoun

(in the plural) Ancestry.

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Sourceverb

(transitive) To find information about (a quotation)'s source from which it comes: to find a citation for.

Originnoun

The first existence or beginning of anything; the birth.

‘This mixed system of opinion and sentiment had its origin in the ancient chivalry.’;

Sourcenoun

The act of rising; a rise; an ascent.

‘Therefore right as an hawk upon a soursUp springeth into the air, right so prayers . . . Maken their sours to Goddes ears two.’;

Originnoun

That from which anything primarily proceeds; the fountain; the spring; the cause; the occasion.

Sourcenoun

The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain.

‘Where as the Poo out of a welle smallTaketh his firste springing and his sours.’; ‘Kings that ruleBehind the hidden sources of the Nile.’;

Originnoun

The point of attachment or end of a muscle which is fixed during contraction; - in contradistinction to insertion.

‘I think he would have set out just as he did, with the origin of ideas - the proper starting point of a grammarian, who is to treat of their signs.’; ‘Famous Greece,That source of art and cultivated thoughtWhich they to Rome, and Romans hither, brought.’;

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Sourcenoun

That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause.

‘This source of ideas every man has wholly in himself.’; ‘The source of Newton's light, of Bacon's sense.’;

Originnoun

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’;

Sourcenoun

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’;

Originnoun

properties attributable to your ancestry;

‘he comes from good origins’;

Sourcenoun

a person who supplies information

Originnoun

an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

Sourcenoun

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’;

Originnoun

the point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero

Sourcenoun

a document (or organization) from which information is obtained;

‘the reporter had two sources for the story’;

Originnoun

the descendants of one individual;

‘his entire lineage has been warriors’;

Sourcenoun

a facility where something is available

Sourcenoun

anything that provides inspiration for later work

Sourcenoun

someone who originates or causes or initiates something;

‘he was the generator of several complaints’;

Sourcenoun

(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system;

‘a heat source’; ‘a source of carbon dioxide’;

Sourcenoun

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’;

Sourceverb

get (a product) from another country or business;

‘She sourced a supply of carpet’; ‘They are sourcing from smaller companies’;

Sourceverb

specify the origin of;

‘The writer carefully sourced her report’;

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