group·​ing | \ ˈgrü-piŋ How to pronounce grouping (audio) \

Definition of grouping

1 : the act or process of combining in groups
2 : a set of objects combined in a group a furniture grouping

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Examples of grouping in a Sentence

They arranged the furniture in a grouping around the fireplace. the grouping of English with other Germanic languages

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The Constitutional Democratic Party, the largest opposition grouping, is campaigning in part on reviving Japan’s democracy. The Economist, "Japan’s dull election is a sign of ailing politics," 20 July 2019 Even with that haul the Ducks may not be done, as a few key prep targets in the class of 2020 may re-classify into the 2019 grouping later this summer., "Shakur Juiston, nation’s No. 3 immediately eligible transfer, commits to Oregon Ducks," 12 July 2019 Animal domestication falls into three main groupings: domestication for companionship (dogs and cats), animals farmed for food (sheep, cows, pigs, turkeys, etc.), and working or draft animals (horses, donkeys, camels). Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Domesticated animals, explained," 4 July 2019 This offense is more about formations and personnel groupings. The Si Staff,, "Scout’s Take: Insider Fantasy Football Analysis for Every NFL Team," 4 July 2019 But Liberty Union was, at its core, a left-wing, anti-war, anti-establishment grouping. Matthew Zeitlin, The New Republic, "Bernie’s Red Vermont," 13 June 2019 When comparing each grouping of teachers to those with similar experience and education, MPS teachers were about $2,000 above the regional average, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MPS is hemorrhaging workers, its teachers union says. Will a new salary schedule help?," 10 June 2019 This grouping was in stark difference to last year’s celebration, when Meghan and Harry rode on their own to the event. Alexis Reliford,, "The Royals Are Going All Out To Quash That Meghan & Kate Feud Rumor," 10 June 2019 Changes have included grouping toys by age, stage and play pattern, lowered shelving, adding interactive play areas and spaces for parents to sit down. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Michiganders still able to visit Toys R Us stores in Canada," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of grouping

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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English Language Learners Definition of grouping

: a set of people or things combined in a group
: the act or process of combining people or things into groups

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