interest group

DEFINITIONS OF: interest group

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n (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

Synonyms:
interest
Types:
special interest
an individual or group who are concerned with some particular part of the economy and who try to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor
vested interest
groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
military-industrial complex
a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment
Type of:
social group
people sharing some social relation
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