"sources" in the noun sense
1. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source
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"
a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
"the reporter had two sources for the story"
3. source, seed, germ
anything that provides inspiration for later work
a facility where something is available
5. informant, source
a person who supplies information
6. generator, source, author
someone who originates or causes or initiates something
"he was the generator of several complaints"
technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
"a heat source"
"a source of carbon dioxide"
8. reservoir, source
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"
9. reference, source
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"
"sources" in the verb sense
get (a product) from another country or business
"She sourced a supply of carpet"
"They are sourcing from smaller companies"
specify the origin of
"The writer carefully sourced her report"
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