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According to WordNet, the noun "source" has 9 sense(s).

107258664 a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation".

108507558 the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root".

104263614 a facility where something is available.

109407867 anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival".

110126177 someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints".

110205985 a person who supplies information.

113558953 (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide".

106675122 a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story".

105834758 anything that provides inspiration for later work.

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