Definition of Secondary Group
(noun) An impersonal group that is task oriented and interactions are typically formal, based on roles and statuses.
Examples of Secondary Group
- club members
Secondary Group Pronunciation
Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y group
- American English – /sEk-uhn-dair-ee grOOp/
- British English – /sE-kuhn-duh-ree grOOp/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsɛkənˌdɛri grup/
- British English – /ˈsɛkəndəri gruːp/
- Plural: secondary groups
- A secondary group is contrasted to a primary group.
- formal organization
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