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1.Place from where things originate. For example, the source of an accounting error may be a computer glitch.
2.A specific publication or other type of media where specific information was obtained. These are usually included in footnotes, endnotes, or a bibliography, and can be people. For example, a news publisher may have exclusive information from a person or source working in a company.

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  • According to an anonymous source, there was a conspiracy to frame an innocent man for the crime of treason against the country.

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  • The source of the rumor was eventually traced back to Amanda, who had started the rumor that Ben had fake teeth to get back at him for breaking up with her.

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  • When a journalist is reporting on a story it is important that she has reliable sources to know that her information is correct.

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