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noun resource pronunciation in British English /rɪˈzɔː(r)s/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that you can use to help you to achieve something, especially in your work or study

    The Internet has become a valuable resource in schools.

    We have launched an appeal to set up a new library and resource centre.

    resource for:

    Museums are important resources for teaching history.

    1. a.
      [usually plural] something such as money, workers, or equipment that can be used to help an institution or a business
      resource for:

      We are increasing resources for the health service.

      pool your resources (=combine them):

      We can pool our resources in order to lower costs.

    2. b.
      [usually plural] things such as coal, trees, and oil that exist in nature and can be used by people

      Many of these countries are rich in timber and mineral resources.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the ability to deal with problems effectively

    She has shown considerable resource in creating the new team.

  3. 3


    [plural] the qualities and skills that someone has and can use for dealing with problems

    He needed all his resources to escape alive.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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