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1. A spring that is the source or head of a stream.
2. A chief and copious source; an originator: "the intellectual fountainhead of the black conservatives" (Jerrold K. Footlick).
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1. (Physical Geography) a spring that is the source of a stream
2. a principal or original source
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a spring from which a stream flows.
2. a chief source: a fountainhead of information.
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|Noun||1.||fountainhead - an abundant source; "she was a well of information"|
source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
|2.||fountainhead - the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"|
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