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Meaning of “interest group” in the English Dictionary

"interest group" in British English

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interest groupnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​group or ​organization with ​particularaims and ​ideas that ​tries to ​influence the ​government: There's too much ​lobbying by ​specialinterestgroups.
(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 ​interestgroup that is impossible to ignore. Company ​bosses are ​meeting with ​unions and other ​interestgroups to discuss the ​payoffer.
(Definition of interest group from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “interest group”
in Chinese (Simplified) 利益集团…
in Chinese (Traditional) 利益集團…
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