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Noun1.ingroup - an exclusive circle of people with a common purposeingroup - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
Bloomsbury Group - an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles
bohemia - a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
brain trust, kitchen cabinet - an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
loop - an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan); "he's no longer in the loop"
cabal, camarilla, faction, junto - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
junta, military junta - a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
maffia, mafia - any tightly knit group of trusted associates
faction, sect - a dissenting clique
galere, rogue's gallery - a coterie of undesirable people
hard core - the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement
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They are intimately connected with others within the ingroup and tend to see these others' values and goals as their own and they understand and feel themselves as connected with them.
One strand within liberalism--a strand associated with, for example, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Destutt de Tracy, and Mill--sees these intermediate groups as arenas of "hierarchy and subordination," driven by "local prejudices" and "excessive attachment to custom," and all too often hostage to the "insular power of ingroup elites," to be contrasted with the more "publicly accountable"
However, it can also be a source of conflict when group members aim to positively differentiate their ingroup from relevant outgroups.
The significant growth inGroup EBIT in the period under review was primarily driven by the biggest division, Mercedes-Benz Cars, as a result of its ongoing growth in unit sales and the systematic implementation of its eFit for Leadershipy efficiency program.
14) Although negative attitudes toward criminals are socially normative because criminality imposes a burden on society, criminals constitute a group that, like other groups, can be a source of ingroup affect.
Creating a common ingroup based on some particular characteristic--we are all Miami Hurricanes or we all work for IBM--may benefit outgroups at one school or one organization, but may not spread to, say, African Americans at other schools, or Latina/os at other firms.
A neighborhood association representative exemplified the ingroup versus outgroup position that the homeless are strangers.
leptolepis, plus one Caelorinchus species, bringing the total for further analysis to ten ingroup and four outgroup species.
biases favoring ingroup members and disfavoring outgroup members in
According to ingroup-based moralities, dissent is not patriotic (as some American bumper-stickers suggest); rather, criticizing one's ingroup while it is engaged in an armed conflict with another group is betrayal or even treason (p.
Zussman, "Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism" Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126(3), 2011, pp.
and elucidated new ingroup and outgroup relationships.