[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
11/11: Why Today is Special11 is a very odd number and has been subject to much interpretation over the ages. According to Yahoo! News, medieval scholars believed that while most numbers had positive and negative qualities, the number 11 represented pure evil. But of course, you probably already know the literal definition of eleven. Numerologists also think there is something special about the number 11. In numerology, 11 is a master …
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Origin of special-interest group
First recorded in 1920–25
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