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crowdsourcing

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noun crowd·sourc·ing \ˈkrau̇d-ˌsȯr-siŋ\

Definition of crowdsourcing

  1. :  the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people and especially from the online community rather than from traditional employees or suppliers



Origin and Etymology of crowdsourcing

2crowd + outsourcing


First Known Use: 2006


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