Definition of crowdsource in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkraʊdsɔːs/


[with object]
Obtain (information or input into a particular task or project) by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet: she crowdsourced advice on album art and even posted an early version of the song so fans could vote for their favorite chorus
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  • 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.
  • Crowdsourcing blurs the lines between what constitutes work and play.


Early 21st century: from crowd + source, after outsource.

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