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It seems the word is sometimes used to refer to an employer or a team member, without using the word human. As in "Customer is responsile for assigning two project team resources, ... specialist and ... specialist". 16:20, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Never heard the job title "Director of human resources"? I've never heard it used in any other phrase, though. — [ ric ] opiaterein — 16:23, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Neither had I heard it without "human", but now came across it in a text, came here to check, and ... apparently didn't notice it.ML-et 22:46, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
I think that our second definition is exactly what you mean. SemperBlotto 16:24, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I think you're right, I see it now.ML-et 22:46, 27 January 2008 (UTC)


No. Definition Description Note
1. Something that one uses, especially in manufacturing of goods; a raw material. The current main one at WT. Seems misleading to me. Resources include raw materials, office rooms, factory equipment, and computers, regardless of whether the context is manufacturing, don't they? --Daniel Polansky 12:57, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
2. Any physical or virtual entity of limited availability, or anything used to help one earn a living. Current WP's defintion. (W:Resource). Minus: hopelessly abstract. Could be fixed by exemplification. Plus: "limited availability" is the keyword here. What about "library resources" though? They need not be of limited availability, if provided electronically. Could be a separate definition. --Daniel Polansky 12:57, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
3. Any physical or virtual entity of limited availability. WP's past definition.
4. Natural and human wealth which can be used to satisfy human needs. WP's past definition. Minus: The user of a resource--an agent--does not need to be a human agent, at least in some contexts such as artificial intelligence. Even the abstract economics prefers "agent" to "human" AFAIK.

--Daniel Polansky 12:57, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Pronunciation: order of possibilities?Edit

If the pronunciation, which for all regions permits either voiced or unvoiced 's' and stress either on the second or (only with /z/) on the first syllable, should be in order of frequency then I suspect, on the basis of the audio samples, in which UK & CAN stress the 2nd syllable and voice the s (as in /ɹɪˈzɔːs/) while US does both the opposite way (as in /ˈɹiːsɔɹs/), and of my feeling that the order should be changed. PJTraill (talk) 20:22, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

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