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special-interest group

[spesh-uh l in-ter-ist, in-trist] /ˈspɛʃ əl ˈɪn tər ɪst, ˈɪn trɪst/
Also called special interest. a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, especially through legislation.
Digital Technology. a subgroup within a user group where members share information or research in specialized fields.
Abbreviation: SIG.
Origin of special-interest group
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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