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special-interest group

[spesh-uh l in-ter-ist, in-trist] /ˈspɛʃ əl ˈɪn tər ɪst, ˈɪn trɪst/
noun
1.
Also called special interest. a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, especially through legislation.
2.
Digital Technology. a subgroup within a user group where members share information or research in specialized fields.
Abbreviation: SIG.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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(SIG) One of several technical areas, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery. Well-known SIGs include SIGPLAN (the Special Interest Group on Programming Languages), SIGARCH (the Special Interest Group for Computer Architecture) and SIGGRAPH (the Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics).
(1994-10-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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