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group

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noun, often attributive \ˈgrüp\

Definition of group

  1. 1 :  two or more figures forming a complete unit in a composition went there as a group

  2. 2a :  a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship a study groupb :  an assemblage of objects regarded as a unit one of the food groupsc (1) :  a military unit consisting of a headquarters and attached battalions (2) :  a unit of the U.S. Air Force higher than a squadron and lower than a wing

  3. 3a :  an assemblage of related organisms —often used to avoid taxonomic connotations when the kind or degree of relationship is not clearly definedb (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 tablec :  a bed or layer of 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: 1668


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group

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Definition of group

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to combine in a group grouped English and Dutch as Germanic languages

  3. 2 :  to assign to a group :  classify The children were grouped by age.

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to form a group The students grouped around the table.

  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

Origin and Etymology of group

see 1group


First Known Use: 1706



GROUP Defined for English Language Learners

group

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noun

Definition of group for English Language Learners

  • : 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

group

verb

Definition of group for English Language Learners

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

  • : to form a group


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

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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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