trade association

trade association
noun
: an association of tradesmen, businessmen, or manufacturers in a particular trade or industry for the protection and advancement of their common interests

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an association of people or companies in a particular business or trade, organized to promote their common interests.
[1925-30]

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trade association UK US noun [countable] [singular trade association plural trade associations] business
an organization formed to represent a number of businesses involved in the same type of work
Thesaurus: groups of managers and organizations in charge of a businesshyponym

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trade association,
an association to promote trade, usually of firms within one industry or a group of closely related industries.

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