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citizen science

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Definition of citizen science in English:

noun

[mass noun]
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
More example sentences
  • They were on a mission to tally salamanders as participants in one of a series of "citizen science" outings organized by the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration's Amphibian Monitoring Project.
  • This shift towards citizen science goes much further than the current double-science integrated course in distancing itself from traditional physics, chemistry and biology teaching.
  • Across the country, wildlife researchers are discovering the benefits of an emerging "citizen science" movement.

Derivatives

citizen scientist

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noun
Example sentences
  • After combing through telescope images, citizen scientists helped identify the highly unusual asteroid 2011 HM102 near Neptune.
  • The project uses data collected by citizen scientists to create an online map of bee populations.
  • A website is calling on citizen scientists to help researchers monitor and record Europe's bat population.

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