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secondary group

noun, Sociology.
a group of people with whom one's contacts are detached and impersonal.
Compare primary group. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then, too, we saw in one section of this universe a secondary group, composed of great numbers of rose-colored and blue stars.

    Urania Camille Flammarion
  • With hesitation one places such a cathedral as Bourges in a secondary group.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

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