source·​book | \ ˈsȯrs-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce sourcebook (audio) \

Definition of sourcebook

: a fundamental document or record (as of history, literature, art, or religion) on which subsequent writings, compositions, opinions, beliefs, or practices are based also : a collection of such documents

Examples of sourcebook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company recently announced Sand and Dust, a sourcebook detailing the planet Arrakis. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 During that time, Apparatus has delved deeper into its creative sourcebook to design its biggest collection to date, nearly a decade after the studio first opened. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 Wizards of the Coast did take one small step in mid-November, putting out a new sourcebook, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything, that acknowledges these concerns. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 24 Jan. 2021 Much of 2020, Pondsmith admits, would feel right at home in the pages of a Cyberpunk sourcebook. Darryn King, The Atlantic, 14 Nov. 2020 More people than ever before are flocking to local game shops to pick up obscure board games or check out the latest Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks. Jess Grey, Wired, 11 Dec. 2019 For those who take the plunge, Design for Community is a sourcebook of tools and high concepts for hosting online gathering places that thrive with a minimum of top-down control and fuss. Steve Silberman, WIRED, 1 Feb. 2002 See More

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First Known Use of sourcebook

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Sourcebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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