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  Words related to source

Related / Similar Words: seed, germ, reference, beginning, origin, root, rootage, reservoir, generator, author, informant

 

Definition:
  • a facility where something is available;
  • anything that provides inspiration for later work;
  • a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • 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";
  • someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints";
  • a person who supplies information;
  • (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide";
  • specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report";
  • get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies";

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    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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