primary group

primary group

noun Sociology.
a group of individuals living in close, intimate, and personal relationship.
Compare secondary group.


Origin:
1890–95

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Main Entry:  primary group
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a social group, such as a family or friends, made up of intimate face-to-face relationships that strongly influence the attitudes and ideals of the individuals involved
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