Definition of Conventional Crowd
(noun) People congregating for a scheduled event.
Examples of Conventional Crowd
- Audience at a concert
- Spectators at a sporting event
- Students attending a lecture
Conventional Crowd Pronunciation
Syllabification: con·ven·tion·al crowd
- American English – /kuhn-vEn-shuhn-l krOUd/
- British English – /kuhn-vEn-shuh-nuhl krOUd/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /kənˈvɛnʃənəl kraʊd/
- British English – /kənˈvɛnʃənl kraʊd/
- Plural: conventional crowds
- Conventional crowd is a type of crowd that sociology studies as a form of collective behavior. Other types of crowd include acting crowd, casual crowd, and expressive crowd.
- Word origin of “conventional” and “crowd” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- acting crowd
- assembling perspective
- casual crowd
- collective behavior
- expressive crowd
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “conventional crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/conventional-crowd/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
conventional crowd. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/conventional-crowd/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
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