verb (used with or without object), crowd·sourced, crowd·sourc·ing.
to utilize (labor, information, etc.) contributed by the general public to (a project), often via the Internet and without compensation: The team's use of Facebook to crowdsource accurate scientific data allowed the project to be completed on time. The newspaper crowdsourced its investigation into the scandal.
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Origin of crowdsource
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Examples from the Web for crowdsource
Earlier this month, Mosaic started a new initiative to crowdsource solar arrays on schools.
to outsource work to an unspecified group of people, typically by making an appeal to the general public on the internet
Word Origin for crowdsource
c21: from crowd + (out)source
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