Definition of citizen science in English:

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citizen science


The collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists: the director of education sees a need for citizen science in astronomy [as modifier]: citizen science projects
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  • Across the country, wildlife researchers are discovering the benefits of an emerging "citizen science" movement.
  • Citizen science really is what the Christmas Bird Count is about.
  • Finally, we have learned that these high-profile birds of conservation concern can be surveyed by the "citizen science" model pioneered in the Cerulean Warbler Atlas Project.


citizen scientist

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  • The future of our waterways may well depend on citizen scientists like the Water Sentinels.
  • Here, we report the results of a detailed demographic study and conservation assessment of Western Bluebirds conducted using data collected by citizen scientists.
  • The project uses data collected by citizen scientists to create an online map of bee populations.

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Syllabification: cit·i·zen sci·ence

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