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Primary group

Primary group is a small group characterized by intimate, face-to-face association and cooperation.

Definition Two:

Primary group is a typically small group of individuals standing in an enduring personal relationship to one another. Examples include parents, spouses, or close friends.


Primary group is a small group (such as the nuclear family) characterized by direct, intimate personal relationships between people who depend on each other for support and for satisfaction of emotional needs.

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