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resource

[′rē‚sȯrs]
(science and technology)
A reserve source of supply, such as a material or mineral.
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resource

An element of hardware, software or data that is part of a larger system. For example, network resources are the servers, storage arrays and printers. Software resources can be programs, utilities or even smaller elements within a program. Data resources are the files and databases that can be accessed.
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It can apply the resources and power of the whole to the defense of any particular part, and that more easily and expeditiously than State governments or separate confederacies can possibly do, for want of concert and unity of system.
"It means that the resources of Brazil are being developed.
The United States and Brazil must both seek out other countries with undeveloped resources, in order to unload the surpluses on them.
We agreed, also, that the effect of unloading this surplus on another country would be to develop the resources of that country, and that in a short time that country would have an unconsumed surplus.
Its inhabitants, themselves, are but little aware of its real riches; they have not enterprise sufficient to acquaint themselves with a vast interior that lies almost a terra incognita; nor have they the skill and industry to cultivate properly the fertile tracts along the coast; nor to prosecute that foreign commerce which brings all the resources of a country into profitable action.
Yes, I shall pay, if, as I hope, my vessel arrives safely; for its arrival will again procure me the credit which the numerous accidents, of which I have been the victim, have deprived me; but if the Pharaon should be lost, and this last resource be gone" -- the poor man's eyes filled with tears.
"Well," said the other, "if this last resource fail you?"
Living up to his income; having no expectations from any living creature; possessing in landed property only some thirty or forty acres in Somersetshire, with a quaint little dwelling, half farm house, half-cottage, attached-- he was incapable of providing the needful security from his own personal resources. To appeal to wealthy friends in the City would be to let those friends into the secret of his embarrassments, and to put his credit in peril.
Even in tough times, both institutions have found ways to clarify goals and assign resources accordingly.
Librarians are now launching blogs, not only to give updates on resources but also to interact with users and host collaborative discussions.
Information literacy components and course-specific library resources were integrated seamlessly into a graduate level research seminar.
Human resources generally represent more than half of the operating costs for a financial institution.

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