interest group


interest group
noun
(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
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the iron interests stepped up production

Syn: ↑interest
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form
Hypernyms: ↑social group
Hyponyms: ↑special interest, ↑vested interest

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noun
: a group of persons having a common identifying interest that often provides a basis for action

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a group of people drawn or acting together in support of a common interest or to voice a common concern: Political interest groups seek to influence legislation.
[1905-10]

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interest group noun
A number of people grouped together to further or protect a common interest
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Main Entry:interest

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interest group UK US noun [countable] [singular interest group plural interest groups]
a group of people who work together to achieve a particular aim, especially by putting pressure on the government
Thesaurus: groups of people who work togetherhyponym

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interest group,
any group organized to further the interest or concern of its members: »

The genius of American politics has been its ability to compromise the conflicting needs and desires of the great variety of interest groups that make up so huge and diverse a nation (Tom Wicker).

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noun, pl ⋯ groups [count]
: a group of people who try to influence politics or the policies of government, business, etc., in a way that helps their own interests — compare pressure group

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ˈinterest group [interest group] noun
a group of people who work together to achieve sth that they are particularly interested in, especially by putting pressure on the government, etc

a special interest group of US lumber producers


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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