- group therapy,
- group velocity,
- group work,
Origin of grouping
- (in the classification of related languages within a family) a category of a lower order than a subbranch and of a higher order than a subgroup: the Low German group of West Germanic languages.
- any grouping of languages, whether it is made on the basis of geography, genetic relationship, or something else.
- Army.a flexible administrative and tactical unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters.
- Air Force.an administrative and operational unit subordinate to a wing, usually composed of two or more squadrons.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of group
Examples from the Web for grouping
The monks divide up the thousands of corpses by gender, age, and profession, grouping them in separate chambers.Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead|Nina Strochlic|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One grouping of relapses came around 18 months after surgery, and a second smaller one cropped up around 60 months.
Grouping them by geography and socioeconomic status (Real Housewives) is another.
And grouping them by geography, socioeconomic status, and ethno-national background (Shahs of Sunset) is yet another.
She had Maezza spend half an hour painting wooden pawns and grouping them into families.
Even our next relations, the quadrumana, exhibit all possible differences in the grouping of males and females.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
A comparison of these pictures discloses a remarkable variety in action and grouping.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
In this way with the geographer we may rapidly review and extend our knowledge of the grouping of cities.Civics: as Applied Sociology|Patrick Geddes
A simple and rather satisfactory way of grouping is by the school boy or wage-earning boy standard.The Boy and the Sunday School|John L. Alexander
Footsteps are upon the stairs, uncertain, shuffling, as if grouping in darkness.Little Wolf|M. A. Cornelius
- a number of persons bound together by common social standards, interests, etc
- (as modifier)group behaviour
Word Origin for group
1690s, originally an art criticism term, "assemblage of figures or objects in a painting or design," from French groupe "cluster, group" (17c.), from Italian gruppo "group, knot," perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz "round mass, lump," and related to crop. Extended to "any assemblage" by 1736. Meaning "pop music combo" is from 1958.
1718 (transitive), 1801 (intransitive), from group (n.). Related: Grouped; grouping.
- Two or more atoms that are bound together and act as a unit in a number of chemical compounds, such as a hydroxyl (OH) group.
- In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties. See Periodic Table.