Definition of crowdsourcing
: 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
Recent Examples of crowdsourcing from the Web
Joynt decided the best way to pay for the marker this time would be through crowdsourcing, with a goal of $2,100.
There isn’t a flicker of musical edge on this album, only a belief in the crowdsourcing of ideas.
Also consider that crowdsourcing is effectively a presale initiative.
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Origin and Etymology of crowdsourcing
2crowd + outsourcing
First Known Use: 2006See Words from the same year
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