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[ noun ] available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

In about seven years Griffith either invented or first realized the possibilities of virtually every resource at the disposal of the film_maker .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

Progress is impeded by psychological inhibitions to effective action among those in power and by a failure on their part to understand how local resources , human and material , can be mobilized to achieve the national goals of modernization already symbolically accepted .

On the economic front , the first priority of these countries is to mobilize a vastly increased volume of resources .

American and free-world policies can marginally affect the pace of transition ; but basically that pace depends_on changes in the supply of resources and in the human attitudes , political institutions , and social_structure which each society must generate .

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[ noun ] a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

Examples

: "the local library is a valuable resource"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

In the absence of a truly adequate conceptuality in which the gospel can be expressed , the unavoidable need to demythologize it makes use of whatever resources are at_hand - and this usually means one or another of the various forms of `` folk religion '' current in the situation .

Until we translate this gospel into a language that enlightened men today can understand , we are depriving ourselves of the very resources on which the continued success of our witness most certainly depends .

3
[ noun ] the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

Examples

"a man of resource"

Used in print

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

They argue further ( and somewhat contradictorily ) that our knowledge and resources in preventive_medicine would make it possible to control such an outbreak of disease .

Related terms

inventiveness armory

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