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resource

noun [C]  /ˈriˌsɔrs, -ˌzɔrs/ us  
something that can be used to help you: The library was a valuable resource, and he frequently made use of it. Resources are natural substances such as water and wood which are valuable in supporting life: [pl] The earth has limited resources, and if we don’t recycle them we use them up. Resources are also things of value such as money or possessions that you can use when you need them: [pl] The government doesn’t have the resources to hire the number of teachers needed.
Translations of “resource”
in Korean 자원…
in Arabic مَوْرِد…
in French ressource(s), ressources…
in Turkish kaynak, olanak, imkân…
in Italian risorsa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資源, 財力, 素質…
in Russian ресурсы…
in Polish zasób, środki…
in Spanish recurso, recursos, inventiva…
in Portuguese recurso…
in German Mittel(pl.), die Reichtümer(pl.), die Findigkeit…
in Catalan recurs…
in Japanese 資源, 資金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 资源, 财力, 素质…
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