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
Synonyms for group
Related Words for groupingorganization, categorization, layout, classification, form, display, pattern, array, combination, composition, method, design, disposal, disposition, deployment, placement, formation, distribution, lineup, order
Examples from the Web for grouping
Contemporary Examples of 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
May 1, 2014
One grouping of relapses came around 18 months after surgery, and a second smaller one cropped up around 60 months.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
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.Brenda Brathwaite: Holocaust Game Designer
December 13, 2010
Historical Examples of grouping
It is not formed by grouping together any rights and any duties.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
Think of the variety of costume this means, and grouping and lights.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah
William G. Burn Murdoch
How does the Grouping here affect the Pause and the Inflection?
Compare the Grouping in the preceding sentence, in the last sentence of Par.
The grouping is good, and the principal figure has the air of a gentleman.
- 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.