grouping

noun
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 The second grouping of announcements made earlier in the week centered around Amazon's investments in renewable energy projects. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, "Amazon Delivers On Its Sustainability Commitments And Then Some," 21 Apr. 2021 Instead of limiting gatherings to 10 people, the orders suggest distancing and limiting the grouping of people within large gatherings to 10. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, "Revised Ohio COVID-19 health order: Masks, social distancing at bars and restaurants still required," 12 Apr. 2021 But with neither the pro-Netanyahu bloc of parties or the grouping opposing him able to muster a coalition that could command a viable parliamentary majority, Israel appears stuck, unable to fully condone him or to remove him from the scene. BostonGlobe.com, "Defendant number one or next prime minister? Netanyahu divides Israel," 5 Apr. 2021 But with neither the pro-Netanyahu bloc of parties or the grouping opposing him able to muster a coalition that could command a viable parliamentary majority, Israel appears stuck, unable to fully condone him or to remove him from the scene. New York Times, "Defendant No. 1 or Next Prime Minister? Netanyahu Divides Israel," 5 Apr. 2021 If no grouping can command a majority—which may be the safest bet—it’ll be back to the polls for the fifth time since 2019. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, "The Abbas Who Is Shaking Up Israeli Politics," 5 Apr. 2021 At the moment, the grouping doesn’t include Kyle Cody, who was scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against Cincinnati. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Rangers 2021 spring training player breakdown, opening day roster projection version 4.0," 25 Mar. 2021 In the photo shown above, Birmingham florist Kathleen Varner created a grouping of individual arrangements by setting flower frogs in mismatched teacups and bowls. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, "How To Use a Flower Frog," 20 Mar. 2021 Biden has cemented an informal grouping of four maritime democracies in the Indo-Pacific region. Debasish Roy Chowdhury, Time, "Quad is Key to Biden's Strategy in Asia, But the Four-Way Alliance Is Ambiguous and Contradictory," 18 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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7 May 2021

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“Grouping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grouping. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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grouping

noun

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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