source control

source control (uncountable)

  1. (computing) A technology that handles access to computer files containing source code so that several users can work on the files without interfering with each other's changes.
  2. (medicine) Measures applied to the source of an infection to reduce further contamination and spread.
  3. (epidemiology, public health) Measures applied to potentially-infected people that reduce their chances of infecting others.

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