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special interest

noun
2.
a political or economic stake in something:
Japan had a special interest in the South China Sea.
Origin
1785-1790
1785-90, Americanism
Related forms
special-interest, adjective
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  • Each represents subjects of special interest to the magazine.
  • Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected.
  • Politicians need to stop catering to special interest groups and start trying to help the majority.
  • Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline.
  • Student organizations can range from honorary societies to special interest groups.
  • Enough of this garbage that caters to every special interest group out there.
  • In addition to what the original post said, also take a look at the special interest groups.
  • It includes two articles on the human nervous system that are of special interest here.
  • Please remove this special interest article, it has no place in a scientific magazine.
  • Unfortunately the politics of ignorance and special interest groups have made any such consideration untenable.

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