Definition of subgroup
1 : a subordinate group whose members usually share some common differential quality
2 : a subset of a mathematical group that is itself a group
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The telephone poll of 1,001 American adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, higher among subgroups.
There is a part of me that doesn’t want to have to be isolated in subgroups based on my sexuality or my gender.
As The Washington Post notes, the subgroup occupies itself with conspiracy theories about the Clintons killing people, among other iffy topics.
As The Washington Post has noted, users took credit when Reddit tweaked its algorithm last year, trying to stop subgroups from mass-voting their posts onto the site's front page - a favorite tactic on r/The_Donald.
BevyxXa was tested using a novel clinical trial strategy designed to test a series of subgroups before testing the broader patient population.
There are subgroups involved in how to move in (to the hall), in the selection of furniture and fixtures, in fundraising.
A Google search showed a number of these flags have been further customized by different subgroups within each community, so variety abounds.
Differences less than the margin of error are statistically insignificant, and the margin of error for subgroups, such as people who approve or disapprove of Trump’s performance, is larger because the sample size is smaller.
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