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special-interest group

[ spesh-uhl -in-ter-ist, in-trist ]
/ ˈspɛʃ əl ˈɪn tər ɪst, ˈɪn trɪst /
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noun

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

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Origin of special-interest group

First recorded in 1920–25
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