affinity group

noun

Definition of affinity group 

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

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Bezos declined an interview through Amazon representatives, who instead provided comments from Anthony Little, president of the company's LGBTQ affinity group, GLAmazon. Jonathan O'connell, latimes.com, "The unspoken factor in Amazon's search for a new home: Jeff Bezos' support for gay rights," 27 Apr. 2018 Bezos declined an interview through Amazon representatives, who instead provided comments from Anthony Little, president of the company's LGBTQ affinity group, GLAmazon. Jonathan O'connell, latimes.com, "The unspoken factor in Amazon's search for a new home: Jeff Bezos' support for gay rights," 27 Apr. 2018 In today’s globalized world, community is defined less by physical proximity and more by connection to affinity groups. Anthony Alofsin, The Atlantic, "A Defense of the Suburbs," 6 June 2018 Indiana Modern, an affinity group of Indiana Landmarks, sponsors the tour, scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. June 2. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "They didn't have the highest bid for dream home, but a simple letter sealed the deal," 25 May 2018 Bezos declined an interview through Amazon representatives, who instead provided comments from Anthony Little, president of the company's LGBTQ affinity group, GLAmazon. Jonathan O'connell, latimes.com, "The unspoken factor in Amazon's search for a new home: Jeff Bezos' support for gay rights," 27 Apr. 2018 The thread was shared among employees who belong to a variety of affinity groups inside Amazon, including the Black Employee Network and Amazon Women in Engineering. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Amazon employees are outraged by their company’s opposition to a plan to add more diversity to its board," 8 May 2018 Bezos declined an interview through Amazon representatives, who instead provided comments from Anthony Little, president of the company's LGBTQ affinity group, GLAmazon. Jonathan O'connell, latimes.com, "The unspoken factor in Amazon's search for a new home: Jeff Bezos' support for gay rights," 27 Apr. 2018 Bezos declined an interview through Amazon representatives, who instead provided comments from Anthony Little, president of the company's LGBTQ affinity group, GLAmazon. Jonathan O'connell, latimes.com, "The unspoken factor in Amazon's search for a new home: Jeff Bezos' support for gay rights," 27 Apr. 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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