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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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1    author, begetter, beginning, cause, commencement, derivation, fount, fountainhead, origin, originator, rise, spring, wellspring  
2    authority, informant  

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open source adj.
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)

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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.
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