focus group

noun
a representative group of people questioned together about their opinions on political issues, consumer products, etc.

Origin:
1975–80

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focus group
 
n
a group of people brought together to give their opinions on a particular issue or product, often for the purpose of market research

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focus group definition

product
An event where market researchers meet (potential) users of a product to try to plan how to improve it.
(1999-02-24)

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Example sentences
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.
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