work group

noun
variants: or workgroup
plural work groups or workgroups

Definition of work group

: 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 Schwartz, New Yorker, 28 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. Rigdon, Wall Street Journal, 10 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 Morris, Fortune, 10 May 1999

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First Known Use of work group

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of work group was in 1912

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“Work group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/work%20group. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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