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Small groups of people - synonyms or related words

cadre

noun

a small group of people within a larger organization such as a political party or an army

cell

noun

a small group of people who work together as members of a larger organization, often a political one

clique

noun

a small group of people who seem unfriendly to other people

cluster

noun

a small group of people or things that are very close to each other

clutch

noun

a small group of people or things

crop

noun

several people who achieve something or become known for something at the same time

elite

noun

a small group of people who have a lot of advantages and keep the most power and influence

faction

noun

a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest

focus group

noun

a small group of people who are interviewed together and give their opinions about particular subjects, usually to help a company or political party to make decisions

the in-crowd

noun

a small group of people who are considered fashionable or important and who allow only very few people to join them

in-group

noun

a small group of people who share interests or attitudes and show loyalty to one another

inner circle

noun

a small group of people who have a lot of power or influence within a larger group

knot

noun

mainly literary

a small group of people or things

subgroup

noun

a small group of people who form part of a larger group

subset

noun

a small group of people or things that is a part of a larger group

chosen few

a small number of people who have some special right, reward, skill etc that other people do not have

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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