(noun) A group of people focused on a shared action or goal.
Example: Patrons at a restaurant.
Audio Pronunciation: (ca·su·al crowd)
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- Plural: casual crowds
- Casual crowd along with acting crowd, conventional crowd, and expressive crowd are a few types of crowds that sociology studies as a form of collective behavior.
- Word origin of “casual” and “crowd” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- acting crowd
- assembling perspective
- casual crowd
- collective behavior
- conventional crowd
- expressive crowd
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How to Cite the Definition of Casual Crowd
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “casual crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/casual-crowd/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
casual crowd. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/casual-crowd/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “casual crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/casual-crowd/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“casual crowd.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/casual-crowd/>.