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focus group

a representative group of people questioned together about their opinions on political issues, consumer products, etc.
Origin of focus group
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for focus group
  • After the focus group gave that resolution an unequivocal thumbs down, the producers went back and re-shot the final scene.
  • How one company is turning file-sharing networks into the world's biggest focus group.
  • No focus group-tested positions that slip through your fingers when you try to parse them.
  • Everything about his output seems to have come from a focus group, including his abdominal muscles.
  • Hart learned to monitor the responses of his customers as closely as a political candidate does a focus group.
  • We didn't need a focus group to tell us this would be a devastating ad.
  • In other words, the folks who fund your venture double as a first-rate focus group.
  • On your mind, not what some consultant or focus group tells you an audience or interest group expects to hear.
  • He didn't have to attend a focus group or sit through a sales presentation.
British Dictionary definitions for focus group

focus group

a group of people brought together to give their opinions on a particular issue or product, often for the purpose of market research
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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focus group in Technology

An event where market researchers meet (potential) users of a product to try to plan how to improve it.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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