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source US English

A place, person, or thing from which something comes or can be obtained

source US Thesaurus

the source of the river

at source US English

At the point of origin or issue

ion source US English

A source of ions; especially a device for producing ions, such as an ion gun.

open-source US English

Denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified

source code US English

A text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program

source rock US English

A rock from which later sediments are derived or in which a particular mineral originates

source tree US English

The source code files of a piece of software when stored hierarchically within a file system.

point source US English

A source of energy, such as light or sound, that can be regarded as having negligible dimensions

single-source US English

Give a franchise to a single supplier for (a particular product)

nonpoint source US English

A source of pollution that issues from widely distributed or pervasive environmental elements

source program US English

A program written in a language other than machine code, typically a high-level language

reference source US English

= reference work.

source criticism US English

The analysis and study of the sources used by biblical authors

at source in source US English

At the point of origin or issue

crowdsource US English

Obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet

sourcebook US English

A collection of writings and articles on a particular subject, especially one used as a basic introduction to that subject

quasi-stellar radio source in quasi-stellar US English

Of a celestial object: resembling a star optically (in that it gives an image that cannot be resolved) but believed not to be a star. Chiefly in designations of objects now usually called quasars, as quasi-stellar object, quasi-stellar radio source.