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  • adj. Alternative spelling of firsthand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Obtained directly from the first or original source; hence, without the intervention of an agent; -- of information.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Obtained direct from the first source; obtained from the producer, maker, etc., without the intervention of agents or media.
  • n. The first or highest source, without the intervention of agents or media of any kind: generally with at, or, without a preposition, in adverbial use: as, information secured at first-hand from the person interested; goods obtained first-hand from the manufacturer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. received directly from a source
  • adv. from the original source; directly

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