primary group

(noun) “A small, informal group of people that is closet to a person” (OpenStax College 2012).

Example: Family, friends,  and peer-groups.

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Types of Groups. Connexions, June 13, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42831/1.4/).

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