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pronunciation:
sors
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the origin or cause of something.
Poorly written instructions were the source of the confusion.The closing down of the factory was the source of the town's woes.
synonyms:
cause, genesis, occasion, origin, provenance, provenience, seed
antonyms:
outcome, termination
similar words:
derivation, lineage, mother, rise, root
definition 2: a person or thing that provides information.
A woman who had been a maid in the household was one of my sources for the story.You have to cite the sources you used for your report.
synonyms:
informant, reference
definition 3: the place where a stream or river begins.
The source of the Mississippi River is Lake Itasca in Minnesota.
synonyms:
head