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group

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noun, often attributive \ˈgrüp\

Simple Definition of group

  • : a number of people or things that are together or in the same place

  • : a number of people who are connected by some shared activity, interest, or quality

  • : a number of things that are related in some way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of group

  1. 1 :  two or more figures forming a complete unit in a composition

  2. 2 a :  a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship b :  an assemblage of objects regarded as a unit c (1) :  a military unit consisting of a headquarters and attached battalions (2) :  a unit of the United States Air Force higher than a squadron and lower than a wing

  3. 3 a :  an assemblage of related organisms —often used to avoid taxonomic connotations when the kind or degree of relationship is not clearly defined b (1) :  two or more atoms joined together or sometimes a single atom forming part of a molecule; especially :  functional group <a methyl group> (2) :  an assemblage of elements forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table c :  a stratigraphic division comprising rocks deposited during an era

  4. 4 :  a mathematical set that is closed under a binary associative operation, contains an identity element, and has an inverse for every element

Examples of group in a sentence

  1. It'll be easier if we go there as a group.

  2. She presented the idea to the group.

  3. We like to let these students work in groups whenever possible.

  4. She belongs to an environmental group.

  5. She joined a discussion group.

  6. A select group of scientists has been invited to the conference.



Origin and Etymology of group

French groupe, from Italian gruppo, by-form of groppo knot, tangle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kropf craw — more at crop


First Known Use: 1686


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group

verb

Simple Definition of group

  • : to put (people or things) in a group

  • : to form a group

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of group

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to combine in a group

  3. 2 :  to assign to a group :  classify

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to form a group

  6. 2 :  to belong to a group

  7. 3 :  to make groups of closely spaced hits on a target <the gun grouped beautifully — R. C. Ruark>

groupable

play \ˈgrü-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of group in a sentence

  1. <you should first group the invertebrates by genus>

  2. <group the kids together and we'll see who's missing>



1718

First Known Use of group

1718



GROUP Defined for Kids

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group

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noun \ˈgrüp\

Definition of group for Students

  1. 1 :  a number of persons or things considered as a unit

  2. 2 :  a number of persons or things that are considered related in some way <an age group> <a food group>

  3. 3 :  a small band <a rock group>




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group

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verb

Definition of group for Students

grouped

grouping

  1. :  to arrange in, put into, or form a unit or group




Medical Dictionary

group

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noun , often attributive \ˈgrüp\

Medical Definition of group

  1. 1:  a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship

  2. 2a:  an assemblage of related organisms—often used to avoid taxonomic connotations when the kind or degree of relationship is not clearly definedb (1):  an assemblage of atoms forming part of a molecule; especially :  functional group (2):  an assemblage of elements forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table





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