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light source

  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights
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open-source

  • adjective of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available
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passive source

  • noun an informant who is not assigned to obtain specific intelligence but who routinely passes on whatever information he or she has
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point source

  • noun a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
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quasi-stellar radio source

  • noun a starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; many have large red shifts
    quasar.
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radio source

  • noun an object that radiates radio waves
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source book

  • noun a collection of historically important documents published together as a book
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source code

  • noun program instructions written as an ASCII text file; must be translated by a compiler or interpreter or assembler into the object code for a particular computer before execution
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source language

  • noun a language that is to be translated into another language
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source materials

  • noun publications from which information is obtained
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source of illumination

  • noun any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
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source program

  • noun a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
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ultraviolet source

  • noun any source of illumination that emits ultraviolet radiation
    ultraviolet lamp.
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