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citizen science
 n.— «The result is an impressively long-running example of “citizen science,” the term for projects in which amateurs gather field data for future research, making up in numbers what we lack in training and expertise.» —“Citizen scientists doing what they can to test rivers, aid research” by Dave Brooks Nashua Telegraph (New Hampshire) June 10, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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