Subgroup

Definition: A subgroup is a collection of people who identify themselves as members of a group that is also part of a larger social system to which they belong. Subgroups can be formally defined, such as an office unit or a student club, or it can be informally defined, such as a friendship clique.

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Crossman, Ashley. "Subgroup." ThoughtCo, Mar. 3, 2016, thoughtco.com/subgroup-3026616. Crossman, Ashley. (2016, March 3). Subgroup. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/subgroup-3026616 Crossman, Ashley. "Subgroup." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/subgroup-3026616 (accessed November 22, 2017).