or crowd-fund·ing

[ kroud-fuhn-ding ]
/ ˈkraʊdˌfʌn dɪŋ /


the activity or process of raising money from a large number of people, typically through a website, as for a project or small business.

Origin of crowdfunding

First recorded in 2005–10;crowd1 + fund + -ing1
Related formscrowd·fund, verb (used with or without object)crowd·fund·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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