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group network

1. the relatively organized system of connections linking members of a group, unit, or collective, including social or interpersonal evaluations (e.g., friendship, acquaintanceship, dislike), communication, transfer of resources, and formal role relationships (e.g., supervisor–subordinate).

2. in social network analysis, the entire set of connections linking all individuals or nodes in the specific group or collective being studied. Also called sociocentric network. Compare ego-centered network.

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May 26th 2024



n. a test in which the participant, with the eyes open, extends a forefinger and touches the forefingers of the examiner. Knowing the location of the examiner’s fingers, the participant should then be able to touch them with eyes closed. Failure to do so is called past-pointing.