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spe·cial-inter·est group

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. special interest, special-interest group, special interest group, advocacy group, lobby group, lobby, pressure group, third housenoun

    an interest group that tries to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor, typically through lobbying


  1. special-interest group

    A special interest group (SIG) is a community within a larger organization with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning or technology where members cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may communicate, meet, and organize conferences. The term was used in 1961 by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), an academic and professional computer society. SIG was later popularized on CompuServe, an early online service provider, where SIGs were a section of the service devoted to particular interests.


  1. special-interest group

    A special-interest group is an organization made up of individuals or entities that have a common interest or goal, seeking to influence public policy, laws, and regulations in a way that benefits their specific cause or concerns. It can represent a wide range of interests, including economic, environmental, professional, social, or political issues. They play a significant role in democratic societies by providing a platform for members to voice their ideas and concerns, facilitating public participation in the political process.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of special-interest group in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of special-interest group in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of special-interest group in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey Graham:

    Every special interest group in town is trying to get a little bit more, nickel-and-diming at a time when people are dying -- literally dying.

  2. Mark Brnovich:

    It is illegal and unconscionable for the federal government to force the release of dangerous criminals into Arizona communities when they are required to be deported by statute, upholding the rule of law and preserving public safety must always come before any political or special interest group agendas.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    Women are now 53% of voters, as I like to tell some of my Democratic friends who continue to talk about the war on women, we are not a special interest group -- we are the majority of the nation.

  4. Martha Burk:

    We do not take sex discrimination as seriously as we do race, that is an extreme imbalance. Women's representation has to reach a critical mass before meaningful change can be made and most experts consider that around 30 percent and that they are no longer seen as a special interest group.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    I wouldn't change the $10 bill or the $20 bill, i think honestly it's a gesture. I don't think it helps to change our history. What I would think is we ought to recognize that women are not a special interest group.


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