the buying of components of a product from an outside supplier, often one located abroad:
Foreign sourcing in the auto industry has eliminated jobs.
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)
noun 1. cream soured by the lactic acid produced by a ferment. noun 1. cream soured by lactic acid bacteria, used in making salads, dips, etc Also called soured cream
noun, Music. 1. mute (def 10). 2. kit2 . 3. an obsolete member of the oboe family. noun (music) 1. a soft stop on an organ or harmonium 2. another word for sordino
noun 1. See under dock4 (def 1). noun 1. any of various weedy plants belonging to the genus Rumex, of the buckwheat family, as R. obtusifolius (bitter dock) or R. acetosa (sour dock) having long taproots. 2. any of various other plants, mostly coarse weeds. noun 1. a wharf or pier 2. a space between […]
noun 1. leaven, especially fermented dough retained from one baking and used, rather than fresh yeast, to start the next. 2. a prospector or pioneer, especially in Alaska or Canada. 3. any longtime resident, especially in Alaska or Canada. adjective 4. leavened with sourdough: sourdough bread. adjective 1. (dialect) (of bread) made with fermented dough […]