focus group

noun
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of focus group

: a small group of people whose response to something (such as a new product or a politician's image) is studied to determine the response that can be expected from a larger population

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1965

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  • : a small group of people whose opinions about something (such as a politician or a new product) are studied to learn the opinions that can be expected from a larger group


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