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reference group

noun, Sociology
a group with which an individual identifies and whose values the individual accepts as guiding principles.
Origin of reference group
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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in sociology, a group with which one identifies and shares attitudes, beliefs, or ideals; also, a group which a person hopes to join's 21st Century Lexicon
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