Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) The source of some material, an idea, a product, etc. is the place it came from originally. (verb) If you source something, then you obtain or receive it.

Examples: (noun) The current company can’t supply these parts anymore, so we need to find a new source. (noun) CO2 is the main source of global warming. (verb) The data was sourced from a recent research paper.

Synonyms: verbs: obtain, receive. nouns: beginning, origin, cause.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 B

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