(noun) In a group, the tendency for individuals to uncritically agree to any decisions due to conformity.
(noun) An expectation that leads to actions or behaviors causing the expectation to become a reality.
(noun) An impersonal group that is task oriented and interactions are typically formal, based on roles and statuses.
(noun) A small, intimate group whose members share face-to-face contact and emotional connections.
1. A collection of anonymous individuals who are temporarily in the same physical location, with minimum interaction and influence on each other and without a sense of group solidarity; 2. A collection of individuals that share a commonality and are combined to create a category for study.