Definition of affinity group in US English:

affinity group

noun

US
  • A group of people linked by a common interest or purpose.

    • ‘People are encouraged to march together as a branch, community organisation or affinity group.’
    • ‘If a call went out for more people at a certain location, an affinity group could assess the numbers holding the line where they were and choose whether or not to move.’
    • ‘Help the affinity group decide upon and initiate their action, provide physical and moral support, and share in the excitement and sense of determination.’
    • ‘Major philosophical or moral questions that will come up with each affinity group will have to be worked through as soon as the group forms.’
    • ‘It's safer and more fun if you come in an affinity group: please think about setting one up if you haven't already got one going, and having a preparation session.’
    • ‘We have mentoring programs, diversity councils, affinity groups and internships available to our diverse employees.’
    • ‘In the session we learned at least two important lessons: the need to establish and maintain links with other members of an affinity group and the usefulness of vinegar in dealing with the effects of tear gas.’
    • ‘Another possible interesting application would be to manage affinity groups.’
    • ‘Each affinity group had its own mission and was self-organized.’
    • ‘One of the women in my affinity group was actually organizing the rally there.’
    • ‘All protesters were asked to abide by a code of conduct, and membership of an affinity group and training in non-violent protest were parts of the code of conduct.’
    • ‘Each affinity group nominates a representative who can take part in broader decision making processes.’
    • ‘An affinity group of older women from Montreal, were the first to approach the fence.’
    • ‘The affinity groups come together and form clusters which are several affinity groups which have a common goal.’
    • ‘The Internet can match people into affinity groups, help them figure out times and places they can meet, and so serve the cause of authentic, as opposed to virtual, networking.’
    • ‘That is how friends, allies and affinity groups operate in the United Nations to achieve common cause.’
    • ‘Party-based contacts were augmented by the efforts of local affinity groups, resulting in a more personal (and, presumably, persuasive) appeal.’
    • ‘I am interested in facilitating the formation of small affinity groups interested in nonviolent direct action.’
    • ‘I quickly began searching for my affinity group.’
    • ‘We have roundtables with the affinity group leaders and with our president so that they can share what their particular groups are talking about and raise issues that might come up.’

Pronunciation

affinity group

/əˈfɪnədi ˌɡrup//əˈfinədē ˌɡro͞op/