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1    the point or place from which something originates  
a    a spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring  
b    the area where the headwaters of a river rise  
the source of the Nile     
3    a person, group, etc., that creates, issues, or originates something  
the source of a complaint     
a    any person, book, organization, etc., from which information, evidence, etc., is obtained  
b    (as modifier)  
source material     
5    anything, such as a story or work of art, that provides a model or inspiration for a later work  
6      (Electronics)   the electrode region in a field-effect transistor from which majority carriers flow into the interelectrode conductivity channel  
7    at source   at the point of origin  
8    tr; foll by: from   to originate from  
9    tr   to establish an originator or source of (a product, piece of information, etc.)  
     (C14: from Old French sors, from sourdre to spring forth, from Latin surgere to rise)  

point source  
      n     (Optics)   a source of light or other radiation that can be considered to have negligible dimensions  
radio source  
      n   a celestial object, such as a supernova remnant or quasar, that is a source of radio waves  
source document  
      n   a document that has been or will be transcribed to a word processor or to the memory bank of a computer  
source program  
      n   an original computer program written by a programmer that is converted into the equivalent object program, written in machine language, by the compiler or assembler  
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refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
ne puise pas au ruisseau quand tu peux puiser à la source
imite la source qui ne tarit pas et non l'averse qui inonde la montagne
erreur n'est pas compte
an undefined reply when an ignorant comment or action is made. Source:
from without, from external sources
Latin expression used mostly in the juridical field.
dans la sécheresse, on découvre les bonnes sources, dans la détresse, les bons amis
c'est dans le malheur, que l'on connaît ses vrais amis
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