group

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1group

noun, often attributive \ˈgrüp\

: 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

Full Definition of GROUP

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

  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 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

2group

verb

: to put (people or things) in a group

: to form a group

Full Definition of GROUP

transitive verb
1
:  to combine in a group
2
:  to assign to a group :  classify
intransitive verb
1
:  to form a group
2
:  to belong to a group
3
:  to make groups of closely spaced hits on a target <the gun grouped beautifully — R. C. Ruark>
group·able \ˈgrü-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of GROUP

  1. <you should first group the invertebrates by genus>
  2. <group the kids together and we'll see who's missing>

First Known Use of GROUP

1718

group

noun , often attrib \ˈgrüp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GROUP

1
: a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship
2
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) : 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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