interest group

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of interest group

: a group of persons having a common identifying interest that often provides a basis for action

Examples of interest group in a Sentence

  1. agricultural interest groups are adamantly opposed to the bill

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First Known Use of interest group

1908

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INTEREST GROUP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of interest group for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people who try to influence politics or the policies of government, business, etc., in a way that helps their own interests


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