work group

noun
variants: or workgroup

Definition of work group

plural work groups or workgroups
:a group of people who work together: such as
a :an organized group of coworkers within a business or other organization
  • Thousands of unpaid amateurs joined him and then eventually organized into work groups.
  • —Mattathias SchwartzNew Yorker28 Nov. 2011
  • During the first lunch, he sought employees' reaction to the company's recent wave of downsizings, which had included their work group.
  • —Joan E. RigdonWall Street Journal10 Aug. 1994
b :working group
  • … a psychiatry professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and head of the APA [American Psychiatric Association] work group on sexual disorders for the latest edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders …
  • —Betsy MorrisFortune10 May 1999

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First Known Use of work group

1912


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