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resource

noun
 
 
/rɪˈzɔːs, ˈriːsɔːs/ US   /ˈriːsɔrs/
[C, usually plural] a useful or valuable possession or quality that a person or organization has, for example, money, time, or skills: have the resources to do sth The company has the resources and infrastructure to manage a global brand. We lack the resources to do the job properly.limited/scarce resources The department has limited resources, and would struggle to cope in such a situation.pool/share resources When times are hard we are asked to pool our resources, but it doesn't always work. financial/capital resources IT/technical resources
[C, usually plural] NATURAL RESOURCES a useful or valuable possession, such as oil or gas, that a country has and that can be sold: natural/energy/water resources All plastics that are created annually consume 2 to 4% of America's energy resources. Despite being rich in resources like timber and minerals, the country's outlook is bleak.
[U] ( also resourcefulness) the ability to make decisions and act on your own: He has great resource. →  See also human resource noun , natural resources
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