any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin:
Which foods are sources of calcium?
the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information.
the person or business making interest or dividend payments.
a manufacturer or supplier.
Archaic. a natural spring or fountain.
verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
to give or trace the source for:
The research paper was not accurately sourced. The statement was sourced to the secretary of state.
to find or acquire a source, especially a supplier, for:
Some of the components are now sourced in Hong Kong.
verb (used without object), sourced, sourcing.
to contract a manufacturer or supplier:
Many large companies are now sourcing overseas.
to seek information about or consider possible options, available personnel, or the like:
a job recruiter who was merely sourcing.
the point or place from which something originates
a spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring
the area where the headwaters of a river rise: the source of the Nile
a person, group, etc, that creates, issues, or originates something: the source of a complaint
any person, book, organization, etc, from which information, evidence, etc, is obtained
(as modifier): source material
anything, such as a story or work of art, that provides a model or inspiration for a later work
(electronics) the electrode region in a field-effect transistor from which majority carriers flow into the interelectrode conductivity channel
at source, at the point of origin
to determine the source of a news report or story
(transitive) foll by from. to originate from
(transitive) to establish an originator or source of (a product, piece of information, etc)
- Source amnesia
source amnesia n. Memory loss that makes it impossible to recall the origin of the memory of a given event.
noun 1. an original writing, as a document, record, or diary, that supplies an authoritative basis for future writing, study, evaluation, etc. 2. a volume containing a small collection of such writings, usually on a specific subject, used in research.
noun, Computers. 1. program instructions that must be translated by a compiler, interpreter, or assembler into object code before execution. noun 1. (computing) the original form of a computer program before it is converted into a machine-readable code source code (sôrs) Code written by a programmer in a high-level language and readable by people but […]
- Source code escrow
software An arrangement where some source code is held in escrow by a third party as long as it is supported by the vendors, but should they cease to support it, it becomes the property of the purchasers so that they can arrange for its continued maintenance. (1999-12-14)