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
Recent Examples on the Web Biden is off to a strong start in Asia, with plans to deepen cooperation among the Quad (a grouping of the U.S., India, Japan, and Australia) to work on vaccine distribution and infrastructure. Thomas Wright, The Atlantic, 9 June 2021 Throughout their six-year term, Rohrer will lead the synod, or a geographical grouping of congregations, which includes northern California and parts of Nevada. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 12 May 2021 The grouping recently met virtually at the head-of-state level for the first time. John Bolton, WSJ, 23 May 2021 The potential first-round opponent likely will come from the grouping of the New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks or Brooklyn Nets, as the Heat attempt to defend their 2020 Eastern Conference championship. Ira Winderman,, 11 May 2021 To squeeze in some extra storage, Cruzado suggests using a small shelf in a corner for everyday items or a grouping of shelves on the wall for towels and washcloths. Washington Post, 6 May 2021 Dimitri Rogoff, who heads a grouping of fishermen, said about 50 boats from French ports along the western Normandy coast joined the protest Thursday morning, gathering their fleet off the Jersey port of St. Helier., 6 May 2021 Because one body is near another, because one planet is illuminated by a grouping of stars. Gala Mukomolova,, 19 Apr. 2021 Shocking pictures from the scene show a large grouping of bees in the car's backseat, with many others flying around the parking lot. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 30 Mar. 2021

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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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12 Jun 2021

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“Grouping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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