What is resource?

  • (noun): The ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems.
    Example: "A man of resource"
    Synonyms: resourcefulness, imagination
    See also — Additional definitions below


A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials, money, services, staff, or other assets that are transformed to produce benefit and in the process may be consumed or made unavailable. Benefits of resource utilization may include increased wealth, meeting needs or wants, proper functioning of a system, or enhanced well being. From a human perspective a natural resource is anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants. From a broader biological or ecological perspective a resource satisfies the needs of a living organism (see biological resource).

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Resource - See Also
... Natural resource Natural resource management Resource-based view. ...
Natural Resource Economics - Areas of Discussion
... Natural resource economics is a transdisciplinary field of academic research within economics that aims to address the connections and interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems ... operate an economy within the ecological constraints of earth's natural resources ... Resource economics brings together and connects different disciplines within the natural and social sciences connected to broad areas of earth science, human economics, and natural ecosystems ...
List Scheduling
... Select a resource to accommodate this process ... If no resource can be found, we select the next process in the list ... second step selects the best possible resource ...

More definitions of "resource":

  • (noun): A source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed.
    Example: "The local library is a valuable resource"
  • (noun): Available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed.

Famous quotes containing the word resource:

    If there is nothing new on the earth, still the traveler always has a resource in the skies. They are constantly turning a new page to view. The wind sets the types on this blue ground, and the inquiring may always read a new truth there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Your kind doesn’t just kill men. You murder their spirits, you strangle their last breath of hope and freedom, so that you, the chosen few, can rule your slaves in ease and luxury. You’re a sadist just like the others, Heiser, with no resource but violence and no feeling but fear, the kind you’re feeling now. You’re drowning, Heiser, drowning in the ocean of blood around this barren little island you call the New Order.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902–1988)

    No, Ernest, don’t talk about action.... It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)