crowd source


[kroud-sawrs, -sohrs]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), crowdsourced, crowdsourcing.
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.

2006; crowd1 + (out)source

crowdsourcing, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
crowdsource (ˈkraʊdˌsɔːs)
to outsource work to an unspecified group of people, typically by making an appeal to the general public on the internet
[c21: from crowd + (out)source]

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