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NOUN:
  1. The point at which something springs into being or from which it derives or is obtained.
  2. The point of origin, such as a spring, of a stream or river. See Synonyms at origin.
  3. One that causes, creates, or initiates; a maker.
  4. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information: A reporter is only as reliable as his or her sources.
  5. Physics The point or part of a system where energy or mass is added to the system.
VERB:
sourced, sourc·ing, sourc·es
VERB:
tr.
  1. To specify the origin of (a communication); document: The report is thoroughly sourced.
  2. To obtain (parts or materials) from another business, country, or locale for manufacture: They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.
VERB:
intr.
To obtain parts or materials from another business, country, or locale: They are sourcing from abroad in order to save money.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French sourse, from feminine past participle of sourdre, to rise, from Latin surgere ; see surge


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