noun Date: circa 1907 a group that is distinct from one's own and so usually an object of hostility or dislike — compare in-group 1

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  • out-group — /owt groohp /, n. Sociol. people outside one s own group, esp. as considered to be inferior or alien; a group perceived as other than one s own. Cf. in group. [1905 10; OUT + GROUP] * * * …   Universalium

  • out-group — In his classic study of Folkways (1906), William Graham Sumner observed that people tend to like their own group (the in group) over other competing or opposing groups (the out group). The terms are closely linked to the concept of… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • out group — Synonyms and related words: Jim Crow, age group, alien, apartheid, band, battalion, bevy, body, brigade, bunch, cabal, cast, clique, cohort, color bar, company, complement, contingent, corps, coterie, covey, crew, crowd, detachment, detail,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Out-group homogeneity — The outgroup homogeneity effect is one s perception of out group members as more similar to one another than are in group members. I.e. they are alike; we are diverse .[1] The outgroup homogeneity effect, or relative outgroup homogeniety has been …   Wikipedia

  • Out-group illusion — The Out group illusion is the tendency to blame an undesirable language trend on a particular group of people when it is in fact the product of widespread usage. See also * Adolescent illusion * Antiquity illusion * Infrequency illusion * Recency …   Wikipedia

  • group — group, social group A number of individuals, defined by formal or informal criteria of membership, who share a feeling of unity or are bound together in relatively stable patterns of interaction. The latter criterion is necessary in order to… …   Dictionary of sociology

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  • Group of death — is an informal sobriquet used in football and other team sports to describe a situation that often occurs during the group stage of a tournament (such as the first round of the World Cup), where:* all the teams present in one group are considered …   Wikipedia

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