Source vs. Resource

By Jaxson

  • Resource

    A resource is a source or supply from which a benefit is produced and that has some utility. Resources can broadly be classified upon their availability — they are classified into renewable and non-renewable resources. They can also be classified as actual and potential on the basis of the level of development and use, on the basis of origin they can be classified as biotic and abiotic, and on the basis of their distribution, as ubiquitous and localized (private resources, community-owned resources, natural resources, international resources). An item becomes a resource with time and developing technology. The benefits of resource utilization may include increased wealth, proper functioning of a system, or enhanced well-being. From a human perspective, a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants. From a broader biological or ecological perspective, a resource satisfies the needs of a living organism (see biological resource).The concept of resources has been developed across many established areas of work, in economics, biology and ecology, computer science, management, and human resources for example – linked to the concepts of competition, sustainability, conservation, and stewardship. In application within human society, commercial or non-commercial factors require resource allocation through resource management.

  • Source (noun)

    The person, place{{,}} or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

    “The accused refused to reveal the source of the illegal drugs she was selling.”

  • Source (noun)

    Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.

    “The main sources of the Euphrates River are the Karasu and Murat Rivers.”

  • Source (noun)

    A reporter’s informant.

  • Source (noun)

    Source code.

  • Source (noun)

    The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).

  • Source (verb)

    To obtain or procure: used especially of a business resource.

  • Source (verb)

    To find information about (a quotation)’s source from which it comes: to find a citation for.

  • Resource (noun)

    Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.

  • Resource (noun)

    A person’s capacity to deal with difficulty.

    “a man/woman of resource”

  • Resource (verb)

    To supply with resources.


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