reference group

(noun) “[A] group to which an individual compares him or herself” (OpenStax College 2012).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: reference groups

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References

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