affinity group


: a group of people having a common interest or goal or acting together for a specific purpose (as for a chartered tour)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One is to join a section’s or council’s life member affinity group. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Sep. 2022 This event involved all the affinity groups coming together to share our own cultural dishes that involve rice. oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2023 At Indeed, Wolfe says the company worked with the transgender subgroup of its LGBTQ affinity group to develop a playbook outlining responsibilities and guidelines to accomodate transgender employees. Paige Mcglauflin, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2023 Eighteen months later, I was asked to co-lead the Firmwide Black Network for the Global Investment Research department, a diverse affinity group that was there to support Black employees of the firm. Joshua Pollard, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 Seek out industry affinity group meetups and set up coffee chats, or consider volunteering in an unpaid capacity. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 14 Feb. 2023 Adams’s Peter is the skeptical newcomer to the affinity group, reluctantly popping his head in, puzzled at their habits and language. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 2 July 2022 The colonial history of Gabon and Togo rests with France, not Britain, and the two African nations are members of French-speaking countries' own own affinity group, L'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Jennifer Peltz, ajc, 25 Sep. 2022 Ensure your leaders and managers complete DEI training including how to use inclusive language, how to create psychological safety across teams and how to effectively support affinity group leaders. Yec, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of affinity group was in 1915

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“Affinity group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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