special-interest group

[ spesh-uhl in-ter-ist, in-trist ]
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  1. Also called special interest . a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, especially through legislation.

  2. Digital Technology. a subgroup within a user group where members share information or research in specialized fields. Abbreviation: SIG

Origin of special-interest group

First recorded in 1920–25

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How to use special-interest group in a sentence

  • Its aim is not merely to display old-fashioned implements or provide for the enjoyment of a special interest group.

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