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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • Obtained direct from the first source; obtained from the producer, maker, etc., without the intervention of agents or media.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of firsthand.

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

  • adjective received directly from a source
  • adverb from the original source; directly

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