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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And two small groupings directly address the relationship between human devotee and god, a dynamic often described through the metaphor of lovers. Lee Lawrence, WSJ, "‘Seeing the Divine: Pahari Painting of North India’ Review: Multifaceted Devotion," 16 Feb. 2019 Good thing the Maryland native has the perfect spot to show off, and evolve, her beloved groupings: a 1920s four-bedroom, four-bathroom bungalow in Bel Air, just five miles from her childhood home. Laura Kostelny, Country Living, "Step Inside a Serene Bungalow," 25 Jan. 2019 The polls were heavily criticized inside and outside Cambodia as unfair, because pro-government courts last year dissolved the Cambodian National Rescue Party, the only credible opposition grouping. Sopheng Cheang, Fox News, "14 Cambodian opposition activists freed from prison," 28 Aug. 2018 The number of unfilled jobs in transportation, warehousing and utilities, combined, grew by 109,000 over the past year to 298,000, a 58% increase, the largest growth rate of about 20 broad groupings tracked by the Labor Department. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Jobs Go Unfilled as the Economy Expands," 7 Aug. 2018 Furniture is often placed in groupings to ground a room, but negative space is key to keep the overall effect streamlined, and make the furniture the focal point. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "What Is "Transitional Design" And How Can You Spot It?," 15 Nov. 2018 While the grouping is still very new, people are already absolutely loving them together. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Broke Up Eddie and Jamie As Partners and People Have Some Feelings," 10 Nov. 2018 Researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia are currently attempting to figure out what has caused the two cancer groupings. Emily Price, Fortune, "A Rare Eye Cancer Has Started to Appear in 2 States," 1 May 2018 For the new year, replace the pine and poinsettia with generous groupings of just one type of fresh flower. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Design for the New Year," 5 Jan. 2010

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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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