Is there a best practice for giving sources after definitions, etc. (in posts)?

I've typically just added a "from New Oxford American Dictionary" at the bottom but was wondering if there's a better way.

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That's perfectly fine. In fact, if you're really in a hurry, just type (NOAD)—it's on our list of abbreviations.

Another option would be
<sub>([source: NOAD](https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/q/147/))</sub>,
which produces the following (a smaller typeface and a link to the abbreviation list):

(source: NOAD)

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