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 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, "13 Table-Ready Gifts for Board Game Lovers," 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, "Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places, by Derek M. Powazek," 1 Feb. 2002

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First Known Use of sourcebook

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Sourcebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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