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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Fort lined up in the backfield, split at tight and out at wide receiver with the first, second and third offensive personnel groupings. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Broncos’ tight end Austin Fort emerges as serious roster contender," 26 July 2019 The personnel groupings, 10 men in the huddle, 11 men in the huddle, always be on top of it and don’t take it for granted. Jim Mcbride,, "Brian Hoyer gets down to business," 26 July 2019 Zimmer, though, did spend the offseason fidgeting with his defense, and plans to use different personnel groupings, alignments and blitzes. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "On first day of training camp, Vikings GM Rick Spielman optimistic about a bounce-back season," 23 July 2019 No matter; the real theme, the result of Mr. Cimolino’s pairings and groupings and casting, is considerably darker and more specific. New York Times, "At the Stratford Festival, Sexual Power and Paranoia," 22 July 2019 How often will the Ravens use multiple-tight end personnel groupings? Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens 2019 training camp preview: Tight end," 18 July 2019 In the first two rounds of the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, groupings tee off both the 1st and 10th tees. Daniel Rapaport,, "Five Reasons Why the Open Is Golf's Most Charming Tournament," 17 July 2019 Woods will be part of a late-day grouping Thursday, joining the acerbic Patrick Reed and combustible Matt Wallace going out at 10:10 a.m. ET Thursday. Bill Speros, USA TODAY, "British Open 2019: Round 1 and 2 tee times and pairings," 15 July 2019 Angela Merkel is supporting Manfred Weber, a Bavarian candidate whom her European People’s Party (EPP), the main centre-right grouping, backs. The Economist, "Europe’s gaseous political alliances," 22 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'grouping.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of grouping

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grouping

Statistics for grouping

Last Updated

5 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for grouping

The first known use of grouping was in 1704

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for grouping



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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on grouping

What made you want to look up grouping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!