Meaning of “interest group” in the English Dictionary

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"interest group" in British English

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interest groupnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪn.trəst ˌɡruːp/ us /ˈɪn.trɪst ˌɡruːp/

a group or organization with particular aims and ideas that tries to influence the government:

There's too much lobbying by special interest groups.

(Definition of “interest group” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interest group" in Business English

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interest groupnoun [ C ]

uk us also special interest group

a group of people or organizations who work to support an interest, principle, etc. that they all have:

Local residents who oppose the new supermarket have formed an interest group that is impossible to ignore.
Company bosses are meeting with unions and other interest groups to discuss the pay offer.

(Definition of “interest group” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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