(noun) People congregating for a scheduled event.
- Fans that are attending a concert.
- Spectators at a sporting event.
- Students attending a lecture
Audio Pronunciation: (con·ven·tion·al crowd)
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- Plural: conventional crowds
- Conventional crowd along with acting crowd, casual crowd, and expressive crowd are a few types of crowds that sociology studies as a forms of collective behavior.
- Word origin of “conventional” and “crowd” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- acting crowd
- assembling perspective
- casual crowd
- collective behavior
- conventional crowd
- expressive crowd
- social movement
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How to Cite the Definition of Conventional Crowd
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “conventional crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/conventional-crowd/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
conventional crowd. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/conventional-crowd/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “conventional crowd.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 27, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/conventional-crowd/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“conventional crowd.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 27 Jun. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/conventional-crowd/>.