[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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To crowd-source
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature