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Definition: Firsthand

What is the dictionary definition of Firsthand?

Dictionary Definition

Firsthand means obtained directly from the original source.

Full Definition of Firsthand

Direct experience that is derived from personal knowledge or which comes straight from its original source. Many experts believe that the most valuable and educational type of business or investment experience is that which is gained from firsthand observation and personal practice.

Synonyms For Firsthand

immediate, direct, primary, at first hand, first-hand

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Page URL
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Firsthand. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. October 16, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Firsthand. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: October 16, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Firsthand. Retrieved October 16, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Firsthand are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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