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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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