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allocating resources
▪ the importance of allocating resources to local communities
cash resources
▪ The organization’s cash resources are limited.
▪ The company should divert more resources into research.
drain on...resources
▪ The war was an enormous drain on the country’s resources.
draw on sb's resources
▪ The committee has drawn on the resources and skills of several local people.
energy resources
▪ The world’s energy resources are being used up at an alarming rate.
expend energy/effort/time/resources etc
▪ People of different ages expend different amounts of energy.
▪ Manufacturers have expended a lot of time and effort trying to improve computer security.
finite resources
▪ the Earth’s finite resources
human resources
limited resources
▪ The organization has very limited resources.
meagre resources
▪ a school with meagre resources
mineral resources
▪ a country with few mineral resources
natural resource
▪ a country with abundant natural resources
non-renewable resources
▪ All countries are being asked to cut down on their use of non-renewable resources.
▪ Investors agreed to pool their resources to develop the property.
redistribute income/wealth/resources etc
▪ a programme to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor
renewable resources
▪ an industry based on renewable resources
▪ The government has squandered the country’s precious resources.
scarce resources
▪ There was fierce competition for the scarce resources.
▪ We have promised to provide new and additional resources to help the developing countries to tackle their environmental problems.
▪ They act as guardians of the public purse when dealing with members of spending departments who seek additional resources.
▪ Over the next 22 months, additional resources of at least £600 million will be available for investment in education.
▪ Used as an additional resource, a different dimension which adds to an otherwise laborious process, programs can be very effective.
▪ The new top-up loan provides additional resources for those groups as well as for other students.
▪ At least initially, additional resources to the cities were largely contained within the Urban Programme.
▪ Its being so means that more than usual demands must be made on available resources, whether human or material.
▪ One of the most widely available resources are adult-education classes run by local school districts or community colleges.
▪ It is obvious that the relatively low price of high grade primary aggregates discourages efficient use of available resources and increases wastage.
▪ They then compared total spending implications of policies against available resources and different expenditures against each other.
▪ A second reduction of available resources is due to short term problems in other company functions.
▪ To balance demand against available resources is a continuing function of health service management intra-contractually and extra-contractually.
▪ To some degree, managers do have a responsibility to control costs or rather to optimise the use of available resources.
▪ But they can also be seen as communicatively motivated, the realization of available resources to get a message across.
▪ The tourist boards see these areas as economic resources where development brings money.
▪ Technologies have proliferated, economic resources have become constrained, and competition has intensified.
▪ Married women are treated as dependents by the income tax system, whatever their actual economic resources and social situation.
▪ In short, monopoly tends to cause a misallocation of economic resources.
▪ Knowledge, power and economic resources are the raw materials of social action, and they are all unequally available.
▪ Discontent grew, however, when elected black mayors found that they had few economic resources to command.
▪ More economic patterns of resource allocation will result as underlying comparative advantages are allowed to exert their full potential.
▪ As with other parental costs, parental expenditures On education arc also social costs because they absorb economic resources.
▪ The choices being made by purchasers and providers will have an impact, and in some places extra resources may be required.
▪ Colonel Bill Creech fired no one, and the wing received no extra resources.
▪ You can find some extra energy or resources from somewhere.
▪ These funds are only one element of the package of extra resources for students which I mentioned a moment ago.
▪ That is the quantity of extra resources that a competitive industry would use because it has higher average and marginal costs.
▪ I am not one who believes that extra resources necessarily solve problems or necessarily smooth the way to their solution.
▪ The Committee concluded that a commitment of extra resources was needed if significant further progress was to be made.
▪ Will my hon. Friend do his best to ensure that constituents and police combine to spend the extra resources wisely?
▪ All in all the Tudor monarchs made no permanent addition to the financial resources of the Crown.
▪ Usually they pool their financial resources and their business acumen.
▪ Some elderly people entering private care do so using there own financial resources.
▪ A self-employed per-son with an idea has to be very good at marshaling financial resources.
▪ There is nothing wrong with being a bit conservative and building up financial resources, and not just jumping straight in.
▪ Through the securities market, corporations can pool the financial resources of extremely large numbers of people.
▪ Without state pensions, many elderly people would be deprived of access to any substantial financial resources in their old age.
▪ You can not pay some one more money if you do not have a power base that controls financial resources.
▪ This indeed has been the case ever since self-replicating molecular assemblages evolved to exploit finite resources.
▪ Plastic-producing petroleum is a finite resource.
▪ Social evolution without ecological reference is ultimately a logical impossibility in a world of finite resources.
▪ However, given finite resources, concepts of effectiveness and efficiency must be considered alongside concepts of need.
▪ The use of finite natural resources, e.g. coal, oil, must, perhaps, result in ultimate shortages.
▪ The North can argue, of course, that in a world of finite fossil fuel resources inefficiency in itself is immoral.
▪ Large amounts of undeveloped land, a finite resource, have been covered by roads and built development.
▪ The habitat of an animal population offers only finite resources for its use.
▪ The man had to have great financial resources and staying power to follow the Girl if she went on tour.
▪ Glastonbury Tor and Avebury Where later societies put great resources into fortification the Neolithic people built monuments.
▪ Here it was effectively a form of non-elected local government, which had access to greater resources than Glasgow District Council.
▪ Exposure to a variety of past bosses seemed a great resource for the managers.
▪ We will continue to extend City Challenge and allocate a greater proportion of resources by competitive bidding.
▪ A great resource often remained an unrealized potential for weeks or months after completion.
▪ What is needed now is far greater resources, both physical and human, in order that this ideal can be realised.
▪ Ultimately, this popular support proved to be his greatest resource.
▪ His intellectual approach to the management of human resources seems to have made matters worse.
▪ The vice president of human resources, Sam Smith, had brought the game with him.
▪ Several have human resources consultancies, while Eversheds recently set up a risk management consultancy.
▪ In other organizations, the chief human resources official serves as top management for the briefing.
▪ Geoff Pye is director of human resources, Forte Restaurants.
▪ We have to be visible in our support of human resource professionals as they attempt to deal with AIDS-related problems.
▪ What I had seen of Czechoslovakia was a society which encouraged a miserable waste of human resources.
▪ George, 41, brings more than 14 years of experience in human resources and as an attorney specializing in employment issues.
▪ This augurs well for the future and underlines the truth that music as a universal language is an important resource for ecumenism.
▪ More important, new resources were available to help meet those demands.
▪ The existence of these sets provides an important sociolinguistic resource for inner-city speakers, and their survival must surely depend on this.
▪ Water, the most obvious and important resource, was not an immediate problem.
▪ Data is a very important resource of the business.
▪ Flows become more important than resources.
▪ But substantial progress is being made and the most important resources of all, expertise and know-how, are now becoming available.
▪ However, water is the single most important resource standing between you and panic.
▪ Moreover, departmental rivalries are endemic in the style of central government whereby competitive bids are made for limited financial resources.
▪ We think that power is a limited resource, and if one person has it then another one can't.
▪ This poses enormous problems for developing countries with severely limited educational resources, especially in the rural areas of those countries.
▪ Inevitably, this has brought them into competition for limited resources with the other activities of the polytechnics and colleges.
▪ This principle is warmly supported because it rightly treats the coast as a limited and special resource.
▪ The basic ecological problem of limited resources remains.
▪ The time has come for Britain to cut its military spending and begin to use its limited resources for our real needs.
▪ The second is that limited resources should not be used for this patient.
▪ It was therefore possible to staff the area studies program largely from local resources.
▪ Those who may need further evaluation are referred to local treatment resources.
▪ Kemira's system is called Loris, or local resource information system.
▪ Many Army garrisons have no choir and rely a good deal on local resources, especially overseas.
▪ Husbandry was so neglected the population could not feed itself from local resources.
▪ They know that there are no alternatives they can suggest because of the lack of local resources.
▪ It will draw up these plans in the light of national policies and local priorities and resources.
▪ Yet many of these countries are rich in organic and mineral resources.
▪ By all accounts, they also are rich in mineral resources.
▪ Branch lines were arranged to tap either mineral resources or new areas of settlement.
▪ On Earth, no mineral resource with such a low concentration has ever been mined for its own sake.
▪ The largest mineral resource deliberately sterilized by the process was the Windy Craggy copper property in the remote northwestern corner of B.C.
▪ The three central problems are energy, mineral resources, and food.
▪ This detailed knowledge of land formations should help geologists find mineral resources and evaluate geologic hazards such as earthquake zones.
▪ The Programme is focussed on world mineral resources, production, trade and use.
▪ A database also exists as a national resource of innovative practice and ideas.
▪ All pre-cious national resources are lighted this way.
▪ Clearly, national union resources on their own will not be sufficient to deal with this problem.
▪ The funding to do anything, however, must in the long run derive from national resources.
▪ There are few important national resources that are entirely exempt from economic transnational practices.
▪ To provide a national resource for the training of social researchers in specific research skills.
▪ But can we really afford to take such risks with our limited space and natural resources in Britain?
▪ Those homes were determined by the location of natural resources and the possession of capital.
▪ Imperialism focused on one or two natural resources, thus creating a homogeneous agricultural proletariat, all doing the same labouring job.
▪ Modern products simply use fewer natural resources.
▪ The major sectors witnessing recovery have been the shipping and the natural resources sectors.
▪ The world is still rich with natural resources that could be reshaped by your creative mind.
▪ Not only do they consume more natural resources, they also produce more pollution.
▪ The state owns the land, the natural resources, the factories, the machines, and so on.
▪ Over the next few years, we're going to have to change our attitude to this precious resource.
▪ People embody intelligence, by far the most precious resource in the universe and one in terribly short supply.
▪ On this basis, precious resources have been allocated to mass literacy campaigns all over the Third World.
▪ Smart governments know that by allowing trade, nations gently coerce their citizens to shift precious resources from low-productivity to high-productivity industries.
▪ And he called it the long-term stewardship of a precious natural resource.
▪ He was used to taking his time and not seeing every instant as a precious resource.
▪ They began to suspect that time would be one of their most precious resources.
▪ The basic challenge for sustainable agriculture is to maximise the use of locally-available and renewable resources.
▪ Trees are a renewable resource that when managed properly can sustain our needs indefinitely.
▪ Do we aggressively develop renewable resources?
▪ Paper Association, which points out that paper-producing wood is a renewable resource.
▪ The alternative is a small-scale industry, based on renewable resources - but designing this requires chemical expertise too.
▪ Today, very late, we are coming to accept the fact that the harvest of renewable resources must be controlled.
▪ Assessing those effects of global change which will be large scale and cause major modifications to both renewable and non-renewable resources.
▪ Data in essence were a free and renewable resource contributed by members of the cooperative and cooperatives like them around the world.
▪ Both countries rely on the river for scarce water resources.
▪ Capital is not the scarce resource it once was.
▪ At the same time others may, through overfunding, be absorbing an unfair amount of scarce resources. 2.
▪ Then competition for scarce resources might favourably select more complex organisms.
▪ State politics ends up as a perennial battle between squabbling regions for scarce resources.
▪ Create and focus energy and meaningful language because they are the scarcest resources during periods of change.
▪ This suggested that the fundamental problem of many working class families was one of scarce resources.
▪ But Aristotle knew just enough about economies to know that time was a scarce resource.
▪ Simply put, it consumes too many valuable resources to be practiced indefinitely.
▪ If staff are the most valuable resource in a surveying practice, then accommodation and equipment will rank second.
▪ The managers generally failed to take advantage of a potentially valuable resource, their immediate superiors.
▪ The commitment of teachers is the most valuable resource that a school can have.
▪ This strategic approach aims to optimise information and technology as valuable resources to achieve the key business objectives of the corporation.
▪ The modern service provides the busy and prosperous County in the 1990s with quality care and valuable resources.
▪ The agency is a valuable resource to meet staffing shortfalls or an unexpected increase in workload.
▪ The management of resource allocation involves giving attention to all these matters and how they affect roles at different hierarchical levels.
▪ Deciding on optimal resource allocations for different research projects is a serious issue.
▪ Proposals for resource allocation according to quality of teaching as well as research endeavour are undoubtedly overdue.
▪ The first move has been in converting to a project-based resource allocation system rather than funding an overall area of activity.
▪ The final perspective upon resource allocation is by age group.
▪ The presumption is that resource allocation will be improved upon by this type of government activity.
▪ Such a pattern of resource allocation is called a Pareto optimum.
▪ We stress the evils of idleness and bad resource allocation which were relevant to efforts to increase output a century ago.
▪ The number of people in the catchment area of the resource centre who now seek residential care has dropped dramatically.
▪ The Centre maintains a documentary resources centre and has recently set up a national ethnic minority statistical database.
▪ The learning resources centre serves teachers and learners alike.
▪ Also historical resource centre and family history department.
▪ The Institute offers facilities for computer-assisted learning, as well as a self-access centre, library and teachers' resource centre.
▪ There will also be an Internet resource centre for analytical scientists.
▪ Job seekers who lack the education to use information resources effectively are at a disadvantage.
▪ This may contribute to the organisation missing major opportunities to manage the records element of the information resource strategically.
Information brokerages dispatch agents capable of information resource gathering, negotiating deals, and performing transactions.
▪ New legislation is needed that is mindful of the value of electronic information resources to future researchers.
▪ His 10-point information policy stresses free access, establishment of information resource centres and public access to data banks.
▪ Staff require access to most information resources in order to answer enquiries.
▪ Background Awareness among historians of the changing character of contemporary information resources is limited.
▪ Where ownership is agreed, responsibility for resource management can be supported by law, and management is generally possible.
▪ Human resource management emerged in the 1980s to compensate for these shortcomings.
▪ They waxed lyrical on the virtues of introducing business-like methods and improving resource management.
▪ This does not mean that it is simply an exercise in resource management.
▪ Schools have always been involved in issues of resource management such as the allocation of capitation allowances.
▪ The consultancy is to investigate possible applications of artificial intelligence to information resource management.
▪ Both countries rely on the river for scarce water resources.
▪ Several large water resource projects are currently being planned while criticism is most in evidence.
▪ Follow up geophysical work has been done at selected sites to assess what water resources are actually present.
▪ Drainage had already leached away much of the water resources of the Great Plains grain belt.
▪ A land use plan is to be produced providing guidelines for protecting water resources, developing tourism and promoting ecological agriculture.
▪ The law also gives the Army Corps of Engineers new power to protect water resources throughout the country.
▪ In 1986-88 steps were taken to rationalise the use of water resources.
▪ As populations grow, pressure will grow on water resources both from rivers and from artesian wells.
▪ The rankings guide Britain's four higher education funding councils in allocating resources.
▪ He is a selfish, competitive fighter who is totally calculating about how he allocates his time and resources.
▪ Are markets a good way to allocate scarce resources?
▪ Budgets are financial plans used to estimate future requirements and organize and allocate operating and capital resources effectively.
▪ In terms of funding, there's going to have to be some political decision as to how we allocate those resources.
▪ The operating system is the set of instructions that allocate resources and order tasks within a computer.
▪ In straitened times, group directors will face tough decisions about allocating resources between divisions.
▪ In short, here is a service which yields substantial benefits but for which the market would allocate no resources.
▪ Thus, it leaves room for poor countries with well-distributed resources and rich countries with concentrated resource distributions.
▪ The desire to concentrate power and resources.
▪ Attempts to do something about the problem have to concentrate on underground resources.
▪ More often a funding agency will concentrate its resources in a few areas.
▪ The first decision was clearly whether it made sense to concentrate all our resources behind the two core businesses, without foods.
▪ For we concentrated entirely on resources internal to the individual rule-follower, on things which a solipsist could point to.
▪ This would allow dermatologists to concentrate resources on patients who need the technical support available in hospitals.
▪ Local NGOs thus divert resources and personnel out of the public health services.
▪ Local economic development strategies divert attention and resources of government away from direct efforts to resolve social problems. 7.
▪ For years Dieter had diverted resources away from the army and into his own pocket.
▪ This emphasis tends to divert scarce financial resources from true development objectives.
▪ This indeed has been the case ever since self-replicating molecular assemblages evolved to exploit finite resources.
▪ But it managed to reach them, convert them, link them to its cities, and exploit their resources.
▪ What seems to have been crucial was an ability to survive cooling temperatures and, perhaps, to exploit unusual food resources.
▪ Thus, female orangutans choose to live alone in strict territories, the better to exploit their scarce food resources.
▪ Rights to exploit northern marine resources are only slightly less clear.
▪ It was obliged to exploit its own resources, spiritual as well as material.
▪ And without the right materials it is difficult to exploit the resource to the full.
▪ It is immediately apparent from this matrix that most of our information resources lack efficient means for exploiting those resources.
▪ It is perfectly obvious that the choices made by creative social actors are limited by the practical resources available to them.
▪ CO2 is the accepted limiting resource for the biosphere.
▪ Licensed dealers trade on a scale that is only limited by their own resources.
▪ They had too much work to do in too little time with imperfect information and limited resources.
▪ The programs are simply too expensive, too specialized for their demands to be met from limited resources.
▪ We learned too how limited the managers resources were for adjusting to their work.
▪ Did the residents of different villages cooperate or compete for limited resources?
▪ Education received what stimulus limited resources would allow, particularly primary education in the departments.
▪ It would need management resources, and some members would have to reduce their commitment to general medical services.
▪ Economic costs are the payments which must be made to secure and retain the needed amounts of these resources.
▪ Energy, imagination and enthusiasm will be needed to bring under-used resources back into action either for school or community use.
▪ The police need both resources and practices.
▪ Some capital projects obviously need current resources to run them.
▪ We need resources to pay those six players.
▪ A campaigning approach is needed to seek better resources and develop greater understanding.
▪ In what order do we need these resources, and how much do we need?
▪ Furthermore, if one of the females becomes too dominant they can pool their male resources to put her in her place.
▪ Usually they pool their financial resources and their business acumen.
▪ The obligation to pool and share resources with one's kin would be felt differently by women and men.
▪ Many companies are pooling their resources and talents through alliances and mergers with other companies to make the electronic marketplace a reality.
▪ We pooled our knowledge and resources and formed our own company.
▪ Through the securities market, corporations can pool the financial resources of extremely large numbers of people.
▪ It is even cheaper to pool your resources with four or five other bands and put together a composite album.
▪ Like pooling our resources and that.
▪ We have promised to provide new and additional resources to help the developing countries to tackle their environmental problems.
▪ The belt provides vast material resources, vast amounts of solar power, and vast elbow room.
▪ The existence of these sets provides an important sociolinguistic resource for inner-city speakers, and their survival must surely depend on this.
▪ By providing them with resources, we can help our fathers be both better dads and better employees.
▪ Where the Government propose alternatives to custody, they must provide the resources to make them work.
▪ That alone will provide the resources that are essential if we are to build a steadily more prosperous society.
▪ This booklet goes some way to providing a resource.
▪ The vertical columns of Table 10.2 represent the department providing the resources and the horizontal rows the projects and activities using them.
▪ The host software interfaces with the native Unix spooler to allow the workstation to use its own printing resources.
▪ It involves wondering how to use hard-won resources to achieve something meaningful.
▪ Genomecenter officials investigated, and found that Hughes was using government resources to perform genetic studies on test-tube embryos.
▪ The therapeutic response must be tailored to these needs if we are economically and effectively to use our resources.
▪ Mobilized groups use their political resources to affect the decision.
▪ While this might have been expected, neither did it explore alternative ways of allowing mineworkers to use its educational resources.
▪ Modern products simply use fewer natural resources.
▪ important educational resources
▪ The police used every available resource to track down the killer.
▪ But each country will have to look at its own resources and solutions.
▪ Capital is not the scarce resource it once was.
▪ Making insurance compulsory would - they say - not only free Health Service resources, but guarantee freedom of choice.
▪ Our people are clearly our key resource.
▪ Perhaps purchasers or providers elsewhere would not be prepared to devote the necessary resources to involving service users in this way.
▪ The Coconino, at least, has discovered that the public constitutes one of its best enforcement resources.
▪ Try any one of the resources suggested in these chapters.
▪ Why don't we develop a resources network among our graduates?
▪ A major focus was the problem of how to resource a strategy for new local services.
▪ London needs the current establishments of beds, and needs to be able to resource them fully.
▪ No one person or department can resource the company's marketing effort.
▪ Secondly, the opportunity exists to reassess the rational or political approaches to resource management practice.
▪ The answer lies in the inadequacy of current training provision to resource these imminent training requirements.
▪ What moral principles are relevant to resource allocation in the context of the technological imperative?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Resource \Re*source"\ (r?*s?rs"), n. [F. ressource, fr. OF. ressourdre, resourdre, to spring forth or up again; pref. re- re- + sourdre to spring forth. See Source.]

  1. That to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient.

    Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last resource.

  2. pl. Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind.

    Scotland by no means escaped the fate ordained for every country which is connected, but not incorporated, with another country of greater resources.

    Syn: Expedient; resort; means; contrivance.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "means of supplying a want or deficiency," from French resourse "a source, spring," noun use of fem. past participle of Old French resourdre "to rally, raise again," from Latin resurgere "rise again" (see resurgent). Resources "a country's wealth" first recorded 1779.


1975, from resource (n.). Related: Resourced; resourcing.


n. Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel. vb. To supply with #Nouns.

  1. n. available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

  2. a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"

  3. the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource" [syn: resourcefulness, imagination]

Resource (disambiguation)

A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced, typically of limited availability.

Resource may also refer to:

  • Natural resources, anything obtained from the environment to satisfy human needs and wants
    • Water resources, sources of water that are useful or potentially useful
  • Resource (biology), substances or objects required by a biological organism for normal maintenance, growth, and reproduction
  • Resource (economics), commodity, service, or other asset used in production of goods and services, including
    • Human resources (HR), skills, energies, talents, abilities, and knowledge used for production
    • Resource (project management), economic resources used in planning of tasks
Resource (project management)

In project management terminology, resources are required to carry out the project tasks. They can be people, equipment, facilities, funding, or anything else capable of definition (usually other than labour) required for the completion of a project activity. The lack of a resource will therefore be a constraint on the completion of the project activity. Resources may be storable or non storable. Storable resources remain available unless depleted by usage, and may be replenished by project tasks which produce them. Non-storable resources must be renewed for each time period, even if not utilised in previous time periods.

Resource scheduling, availability and optimisation are considered key to successful project management.

Allocation of limited resources is based on the priority given to each of the project activities. Their priority is calculated using the Critical path method and heuristic analysis. For a case with a constraint on the number of resources, the objective is to create the most efficient schedule possible - minimising project duration and maximising the use of the resources available.

Resource (Windows)

In Microsoft Windows, resources are read-only data embedded in EXE, DLL, CPL or (beginning with Windows Vista) MUI files.

The Windows API provides for easy access to all applications resources.

Resource (band)

Resource was a German electronic dance production and remix group, consisting of producers Frank Knebel, Henning Reith, Reinhard Raith, and Wolfgang Boss. They released one single in 2003, "(I Just Died) In Your Arms", in three countries (Germany, United Kingdom and Australia) and two other 12" records were later released in Germany. They have also remixed several dance songs.

Resource (biology)

In Biology and Ecology, a resource is a substance or object in the environment required by an organism for normal growth, maintenance, and reproduction. Resources can be consumed by one organism and, as a result, become unavailable to another organism. For plants key resources are light, nutrients, water, and place to grow. For animals key resources are food, water, and territory.

Resource (Java)

In the Java programming language a resource is a piece of data that can be accessed by the code of an application. An application can access its resources through uniform resource locators, like web resources, but the resources are usually contained within the JAR file(s) of the application.

A resource bundle is a set of key and value pairs, stored as a resource, that is commonly used to allow the localization of an application. For this purpose different resource bundles with a common set of keys are used to store translations for the messages and user interface texts of an application.


A resource is a source or supply from which benefit is produced. Typically resources are materials, energy, services, staff, knowledge, 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).

The concept of resources has been applied in diverse realms, with respect to economics, biology and ecology, computer science, management, and human resources, and is linked to the concepts of competition, sustainability, conservation, and stewardship. In application within human society, commercial or non-commercial factors require resource allocation through resource management.

Resources have three main characteristics: utility, limited availability, and potential for depletion or consumption. Resources have been variously categorized as biotic versus abiotic, renewable versus non-renewable, and potential versus actual, along with more elaborate classification.

Usage examples of "resource".

IT or human resources, the accounting department, or the maintenance staff, there are certain security policies that every employee of your company must know.

So desperate indeed did the situation of the son of Theodosius appear, to those who were the best acquainted with his strength and resources, that Jovius and Valens, his minister and his general, betrayed their trust, infamously deserted the sinking cause of their benefactor, and devoted their treacherous allegiance to the service of his more fortunate rival.

A DOI is a permanent identifier, analogous to a telephone number for life, so tomorrow and years from now a user can locate the product and related resources wherever they may have been moved or archived to.

The wisest senators applauded his magnanimity: but they diverted him from the execution of a design which would have dissolved the strength and resources of the republic.

Then again, who needed history when one had so many resources and a priceless beastie to boot?

Secret Service resources air-lifted to Alupka produced a Benzedrine pill, two lightweight but super-intensity torches with long-life lithium batteries, a 1,000ft roll of yellow polypropylene string with a lOOlb breaking strength, two cans of spray paint in Day-glo orange, a Walkie-Talkie good for three miles, a roll of black electrical tape, a 9mm Beretta, and the toughest item - which had to draw on the even greater resources of Russia - an ice-hockey stick from the local Soviet Army team.

But the besiegers had formed an insufficient estimate of the strength and resources of Constantinople.

The passing eclipse of faith in a future life is destined by concentrating attention on the present to develop its resources, realize the divine possibilities of this world, unveil all the elements of hell and heaven really existing here, and fully attune mankind to the conditions of virtue and blessedness now.

Set on edge by such casual firsthand reference to Fellowship resources and magecraft, he bristled, his unease lent preternatural spin by the spell-charged effects of the wine.

Every one spoke of his crusty temper and bullying disposition, invariably qualifying the statement with a commendation of his resources and capabilities.

She fell on her knees, and bowed her face in her handkerchief in a grief so dramatic that Miss Burrage was left far behind, and had no resource but to come to her knees in turn, in a weak imitation of her rival.

They had quickly harnessed the hydropower to run their machines and even tapped the thermal flow beneath for added resources.

But the chief resource of the Scottish malecontents was in themselves, and in their own vigor and abilities.

The resources of the professional malingerer are exceedingly varied, and testify to no small amount of cunning.

Always there loomed the fear of united action by the British Empire and the United States, with its combination of the two strongest navies afloat and with resources, which once developed were measureless and incomparable.