scientific research, data collection, etc., that involves the participation of nonscientists (often used attributively): Bird watchers report their bird observations to citizen-science projects.
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- citizen journalism,
- citizen kane,
- citizen's arrest,
- citizen's charter,
- citizens band
Origin of citizen science
First recorded in 1985–90
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