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resource

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n resource a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed "the local library is a valuable resource"
    • n resource the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems "a man of resource"
    • n resource available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
    • Resource Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind. "Scotland by no means escaped the fate ordained for every country which is connected, but not incorporated, with another country of greater resources ."
    • Resource That to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient. "Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last resource ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n resource Any source of aid or support; an expedient to which one may resort; means yet untried; resort.
    • n resource plural Pecuniary means; funds; money or any property that can be converted into supplies; means of raising money or supplies.
    • n resource plural Available means or capabilities of any kind.
    • n resource He always had the full command of all the resources of one of the most fertile minds that ever existed.
    • n resource Synonyms Resort, etc. See expedient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Resource re-sōrs′ a source of help: an expedient:
    • n Resource re-sōrs′ (pl.) means of raising money: means of any kind: funds
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “All the resources we need are in the mind”
  • Brouhours
    Brouhours
    “People of genius whenever they are faced with misfortune find resources within themselves.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
    Marquis%20De%20Vauvenargues
    “The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.”
  • Marcia Wieder
    Marcia Wieder
    “What you seek, exists within you. Every resource you need is available to you.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ressource, fr. OF. ressourdre, resourdre, to spring forth or up again; pref. re-, re- + sourdre, to spring forth. See Source
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. resourceresourdre—L. resurgĕre, to rise again.

Usage

In literature:

Its chief resources are diamond mines and grazing.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
In Indiana, Mr. Harrison's home State, no resource was left untried.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Endless resource must mean endless growth.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Its adaptability to the resources of the vocal societies of smaller cities has made it one of his most popular works.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
That is not charity, it is development of natural resources.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
He therefore pledged his own resources to Venice and attempted to collect allies by the appeal to the Cross.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Read Mineral Resources of the United States on the foregoing subjects.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The last was a man of great energy and resource.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Nevertheless, the war strained Hastings's resources.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Finally, they differ in their resources.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
But Anson, with his energy and endless resources, soon roused his companions from their despair!
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
In the first place we may say broadly that the natural resources of Syria and Palestine are agricultural.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
Generous to a fault, his resources were constantly at the call of the needy.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
There are more than one Argus besides these; but a man of resource is at home among difficulties.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Sensible am I that the dangers of my pilgrimage are great; but what resource have I left?
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
When the check goes to the bank the resources are there.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
England has used her vast resources to ruin our trade that her own might flourish.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Confront it with a new condition, and it has no resources to meet that condition.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Fortunately Guilford Duncan, thrown at once and absolutely upon his own resources, thus quickly escaped from the overshadowing cloud.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
She has resources of which you as yet know nothing.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
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In poetry:

He is gone away to battle,
He's always in high command;
As a man of vast resources,
Who is as the king's right hand.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
To claim resource from them whose own resource
Was pittance this you came here to do,
And give for what you gained
Your season of bright youth:
"A Saint" by Padraic Colum
NO haggling, princess pray, my word receive;
What could be done, her terror to relieve?
Above all law is might:—'twill take its course;
Entire submission is the last resource.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
Bills for carriages and horses,
Bills for wine and light cigar,
Matters that concern the Forces -
News that may affect the Forces -
News affecting my resources,
Much more interesting are!
"Tempora Mutantur" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It whirled the man across the street,
It banged him up against a railing,
It twined the ulster round his feet,
But all of this was unavailing:
For not without resource it found him:
He drew the ulster closer round him.
"The Impetuous Breeze And The Diplomatic Sun" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
No sorrow e'er disturbs the rest,
That dwells within the lonely grave;
Thou best resource, the wo-wrung breast
E'er ask'd of Heav'n, or Heav'n e'er gave!
Ah then, farewell, vain world, with joy
I die the happy Negro-boy!
"The Negro Boy" by James Henry Leigh Hunt

In news:

MEEGAN M REID / KITSAP SUN Jeff Petersen talks about the work that goes into refurbishing printer cartridges Wednesday at Olympic Printer Resources Inc of Kingston.
A resource for patients and families.
But it may be a part of the solution for many of us in high schools unable to keep up with the rising cost of textbooks and the aging of our own limited print resources.
A man on the prowl with a bow and arrow in Rose Hill Plantation was ticketed by S.C. Department of Natural Resources agents for hunting within 300 yards of a residence.
Feed the Pig is a fun one–with tons of tools, tips, a quiz and other resources.
Holland resource center looks to branch out, offer more social service entrepreneurship opportunities.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Grand Opening For Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Thursday marks the grand opening of the Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center, which will be from four to six at the Center for Regional Services on East 29th Street in Bryan.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A few years back, David Kramer, CEO of Medical Broadcasting Company (MBC) reasoned that to take advantage of all the opportunities that lay before his firm, he would need more in the way of scale and resources.
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources drains Brownsville pond.
Alpha Resources Loss Is Nat Gas' Gain.
Its closure leaves many without a resource for clean needles.
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In science:

Here, we consider what other resources are required to implement conclusive teleportation.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
Martingales computable within resource bounds have been used by Lutz to define various resource-bounded measures that have been successful in complexity theory.
Gales Suffice for Constructive Dimension
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a data model for representing information about World Wide Web resources.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
The behavior of the resource manager is the following: Users can issue a request for a resource either with high priority (hpr) or with low priority (lpr).
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Whenever the resource is free and a high-priority request is raised, the resource is immediately granted and it becomes occupied.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
To illustrate LTL’s main features, let us consider again the resource manager introduced in the previous sections: the following formula specifies that, if a low priority request is issued at a time when the resource is free, then it will be granted at the second successive state in the sequence.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The familiar property of the resource manager, that any low priority resource request is satisfied within 100 time units would be expressed in TPTL as follows.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
They are allocated to the resource(s) in such a way that in any time resource capacity can not be exceeded.
Using constraint programming to resolve the multi-source/multi-site data movement paradigm on the Grid
In the first scenario, transmitters use non-intersecting se ts of bands (spectral resource partition), and in the second one, they freely exploit all the available frequency bands (spectral resource sharing).
On the Benefits of Bandwidth Limiting in Decentralized Vector Multiple Access Channels
On the slave nodes, dynamic resource handles are nothing but just keys into a dictionary containing the corresponding resources, without finalizers attached.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
Also, certain proposals to improve the resource location process on P2P systems [2, 23] (some based on random walks) assume that each node knows the resources held by its neighbors, so to discover some resource (such as a file or a service) it suffices to visit any of the neighbors of the node(s) holding it.
Performance of Random Walks in One-Hop Replication Networks
When a node starts a search for a resource, it first checks whether it already knows that reso urce (i.e., if the node itself or any of its neighbors hold the resource).
Performance of Random Walks in One-Hop Replication Networks
Each resource is held by one node, and all resources have the same probability of being chosen for search.
Performance of Random Walks in One-Hop Replication Networks
This average is computed dividing the amount of resources checked for each search (the total amount of resources known, w(k + 1), minus the resources of the node the search message came from, w) by the node’s capacity.
Performance of Random Walks in One-Hop Replication Networks
Since an exact description requires exponentially increasing resources with the number of components N, the tensor network approach results in an exponential gain in resources.
Optimal control technique for Many Body Quantum Systems dynamics
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