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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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  ( sources    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sourcing    present participle)   ( sourced    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The sourceof something is the person, place, or thing which you get it from.  
usu N of n  
Renewable sources of energy must be used where practical..., Tourism, which is a major source of income for the city, may be seriously affected.     
2       verb   In business, if a person or firm sources a product or a raw material, they find someone who will supply it.     (BUSINESS)  
Together they travel the world, sourcing clothes for the small, privately owned company...      V n  
About 60 per cent of an average car is sourced from outside of the manufacturer.      V n  
3       n-count   A source is a person or book that provides information for a news story or for a piece of research.  
usu with supp  
Military sources say the boat was heading south at high speed...     
4       n-count   The source of a difficulty is its cause.  
N of n   (=cause)  
This gave me a clue as to the source of the problem.     
5       n-count   The source of a river or stream is the place where it begins.  
usu sing  
...the source of the Tiber.     

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sour, sore, sure, sorcery

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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