affinity group


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)

Examples of affinity group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The South Asian Alliance affinity group recently shared a presentation of a Navaratri Dance Celebration during a community life session at Pacific Ridge School. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2021 Parents Defending Education asked the court to eliminate both the racial affinity group and biased speech policies., 20 Oct. 2021 In addition, the group said the district refused to form an affinity group for Jewish community members and sponsored a presentation at Wellesley High School that denounced Blue Lives Matter, a movement that advocates for law enforcement., 20 Oct. 2021 There are many reasons to want an affinity group to be part of your selection criteria. David John Marotta, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The transcript of the February session with Mr. Rossi’s white affinity group revealed a tense, probing discussion, with teachers and students found on either side of various questions. Michael Powell, New York Times, 27 Aug. 2021 Coulter also began serving as co-chair of the National Association of Colleges & Employers' HBCU affinity group in January of 2020 before stepping down in July. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Moody was involved in multiple women empowerment organizations and was the co-president of SHADES, an affinity group for students of color., 21 July 2021 Within a city, people weren’t really dealing with those around them: social proximity—being friends of friends, or part of an affinity group—not geographic proximity, was the best predictor of who connected with whom. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, 28 June 2021

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First Known Use of affinity group

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of affinity group was in 1915

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6 Dec 2021

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“Affinity group.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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