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resource

noun uk   /rɪˈzɔːs/ /ˈriː.sɔːs/ us    /ˈriː.sɔːrs/
B2 [C usually plural] a useful or valuable possession or quality of a country, organization, or person: The country's greatest resource is the dedication of its workers. Britain's mineral resources include coal and gas deposits. [U] formal for resourcefulness
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verb [T] uk   /rɪˈzɔːs/ /ˈriː.sɔːs/ us    /ˈriː.sɔːrs/
to provide an organization or department with money or equipment: The school must be properly resourced with musical instruments and audio equipment.
resourced
adjective uk   /rɪˈzɔːst/ /ˈriː.sɔːst/ us    /ˈriː.sɔːrst/
It is widely acknowledged that the welfare system is under-resourced.
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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