group·​ing ˈgrü-piŋ How to pronounce grouping (audio)
: the act or process of combining in groups
: a set of objects combined in a group
a furniture grouping

Examples of grouping in a Sentence

They arranged the furniture in a grouping around the fireplace. the grouping of English with other Germanic languages
Recent Examples on the Web But the former Eagles and Ravens scout has 12 wide receivers — a rather large grouping — in his top-50 draft list. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 29 Feb. 2024 Twenty-three years later, the only name still in the elite grouping is Microsoft. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2024 For the uninitiated, antechinus are a grouping of mice-like marsupials, which carry 15 equally cute species in their ranks. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 Hindus are India’s largest religious grouping and Hindu priests, as well as their families, are typically vegetarian. Reuters, NBC News, 12 Jan. 2024 For every couple that dies, two single people are born, and the possibility for new celebrity groupings and gossip expands exponentially. Glamour, 2 Jan. 2024 The sides could just be the way the vinyls shook out, or maybe each grouping tells a different story, or utilizes a different sound — this is Swift after all. Lauren Huff,, 6 Feb. 2024 The grouping will put some of Fort Worth ISD’s top football teams against each other. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Feb. 2024 Once again, this recursive grouping guaranteed the existence of a unique infinite hierarchy of substitutions that forced all unreflected (single-handed) tilings to be nonperiodic. Craig S. Kaplan, Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grouping was in 1704

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“Grouping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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