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citizen science

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noun
  1. 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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Origin of citizen science

First recorded in 1985–90
Related formscitizen scientist, noun
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