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

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 Seychelles, which is a grouping of 115 islands off the coast of East Africa, can quickly become expensive with its high rental rates, utilities costs and service taxes. Annie O’sullivan, Good Housekeeping, 29 July 2022 Use Sherlock Holmesian deduction to locate the start of Nordic Flower (5.14b) among a bewildering grouping of quickdraws dangling like villi in the duodenum of Scandinavian jotun. Jeff Jackson, Outside Online, 28 July 2022 There’s a bunch of new features coming with Android 13, including big updates focused on privacy and productivity settings like app grouping and individual language support for apps. Wired, 17 July 2022 The telescope will also image a pair of galaxy clusters, including Stephan’s Quintet, a grouping of five galaxies that astronomers originally discovered during the 19th century. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 12 July 2022 Stephan's Quintet is a visual grouping of five galaxies. Seth Borenstein,, 12 July 2022 Iraq’s Salih and Lebanon’s Hariri were grouped among numbers dominated by the United Arab Emirates and a separate grouping dominated by Saudi numbers. Washington Post, 20 July 2021 There is a grouping of her knit sweaters—the epitome of modern dressing in the 1920s—accented with trompe l’oeil bows. Amy Verner, Vogue, 4 July 2022 The reality is that the grouping, like most powerful institutions around the world, has been overwhelmingly male all along. Frida Ghitis, CNN, 28 June 2022 See More

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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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11 Aug 2022

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“Grouping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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