Definition of crowdsourcing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkroudˌsôrsiNG/


The practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet: crowdsourcing is less expensive than hiring a professional translator [as modifier]: data scientists were among the earliest and most enthusiastic users of crowdsourcing services
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  • Whether it's called user innovation, crowdsourcing, or open source, it means drastically rethinking your relationship with your customers.
  • Since crowdsourcing takes place through the Web, the crowd is necessarily comprised of Web users.
  • The main advantages of crowdsourcing for research are lower costs and access to a broader pool of information.

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Syllabification: crowd·sourc·ing

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