citizen science


scientific research, data collection, etc., that involves the participation of nonscientists (often used attributively): Bird watchers report their bird observations to citizen-science projects.

Nearby words

  1. citified,
  2. citify,
  3. citizen,
  4. citizen journalism,
  5. citizen kane,
  6. citizen's arrest,
  7. citizen's charter,
  8. citizeness,
  9. citizenry,
  10. citizens band

Origin of citizen science

First recorded in 1985–90

Related formscitizen scientist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019