Translation of source in Spanish:

source

Pronunciation: /sɔːrs; sɔːs/

n

  • 1 1.1 (origin, supply) fuente (f) my only source of income mi única fuente de ingresos the source of infection el foco de la infección to trace a problem to its source encontrar* el origen or la raíz de un problema tax will be deducted at source los impuestos se descontarán directamente del sueldo (before n) the source materials/documents las fuentes source language lengua (f) de origen 1.2 (of river) nacimiento (m)
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    • We could follow the entire sweep of the river, from the lower meanders upwards to the source of the tiny stream high in the glaciated peaks of the cordillera.
    • They have issued a five-point plan for managing rivers from source to estuary in an integrated and sustainable way.
    • The terrace is watered by one of the sources of the River Jordan, a spring from a cool cave.
  • 2 (providing information) 2.1 (person) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] fuente (f) police/government/reliable sources fuentes policiales/gubernamentales/fidedignas 2.2 (text, document) fuente (f)
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    • A new emphasis will be placed on using primary documents as the source for research and discussion.
    • While researching a book, Barker goes straight to primary sources, favouring public records, diaries, letters.
    • These estimates are based on a massive and meticulous use of primary and secondary sources that are well documented in the volume.
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    • Fish is a key source of omega 3 oils which have health benefits particularly for the heart.
    • These products are obtained from fairly traded sources, where producers are paid a fair price that covers production costs and a basic living wage.
    • Best results will be obtained when two protein sources are used in combination.
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    • Beaver, who says he was passed the information by reliable military sources, says the equipment simply did not arrive in time.
    • It was also alleged that he had been asked to provide information from police sources by senior activists.
    • I had no reason to doubt the accuracy of the story or the information provided by my sources.

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