affinity group


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

Examples of affinity group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since Autodesk started paying its ERG leaders, the company has launched two more affinity groups, and ERG membership overall has grown by 50%. Alena Botros, Fortune, 27 June 2024 The anti-Muslim, anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian bias task force broadly recommended promoting safety, representation, freedom of expression, transparency and relationships among affinity groups among other areas. David Goldman, CNN, 26 June 2024 At semiconductor manufacturer Micron, the company’s Capable ERG, an affinity group with more than 8,000 members for employees with disabilities, led the charge to help make the company’s worksites more accessible. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 31 May 2024 Extremists can network and reach audiences as never before on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, which are designed to attract people’s attention and divide them into affinity groups. Fiona Hill, Foreign Affairs, 27 Sep. 2021 See all Example Sentences for affinity group 

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of affinity group was in 1915

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“Affinity group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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