What is the difference between 'source' and 'resource'?

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thanks in advance

asked Mar 21 '11 at 21:41 coraliecinq New member

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According to Concise Oxford English Dictionary, "source" is:

"1.  a place, person, or thing from which something originates.   2.  a person who provides information."   In turn, resource is usually used in plural and presumes an asset, material, person or capital which might be used for accomplishing certain goal.  

link comment answered Mar 23 '11 at 12:37 li hao New member
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I think ''source'' is a general word: a group of defined components in a certain field that people take materials from, whether supply were theoritical or practical, while ''resource'' is a group of defined components in a certain field, but only in scholar, educational, theoritical way We can describe oil wells as sources, but, when talking about materialistic references like a college textbook we go to ''resource''. I'm not certain anyway, wating for other opinions,

link comment answered Jul 06 at 10:56 Mohammad Jamal Shaaban New member

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