special-interest group

[spesh-uh l in-ter-ist, in-trist]


Also called special interest. a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, especially through legislation.
Digital Technology. a subgroup within a user group where members share information or research in specialized fields. Abbreviation: SIG

Nearby words

  1. special sort,
  2. special staff,
  3. special team,
  4. special term,
  5. special theory of relativity,
  6. special-order,
  7. specialisation,
  8. specialise,
  9. specialism,
  10. specialist

Origin of special-interest group

First recorded in 1920–25

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