Group meaning

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The definition of group is to collect two or more people or things together.

An example of group is separating ten people into two sets of five people.

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An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation.

A group of dinner guests; a group of buildings near the road.

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A group is defined as a collection, or a number of people or things.

An example of a group is six people eating dinner together at a table.

An example of a group is a collection of paintings shown by an artist at a gallery.

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Group is defined as something related to a collection or a number of people or things.

An example of group is the decision by all six people at a table to drink wine with dinner; a group decision.

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A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
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A number of persons or things gathered closely together and forming a recognizable unit; cluster; aggregation; band.

A group of houses.

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A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities.

A small group of supporters across the country.

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A category of related languages that is less inclusive than a family.
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A military aircraft unit; specif., in the U.S. Air Force, a subdivision of a wing, composed of two or more squadrons.
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A stratigraphic unit, especially a unit consisting of two or more formations deposited during a single geologic era.
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A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
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Of, relating to, constituting, or being a member of a group.

A group discussion; a group effort.

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To place or arrange in a group.

Grouped the children according to height.

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To belong to or form a group.

The soldiers began to group on the hillside.

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A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art.
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A closed set of elements having an associative binary operation (usually multiplication), an identity element (I × a = a × I = a), and an inverse element for each element (a × 1/a = 1/a × a = I)
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A unit made up of two or more battalions or squadrons.
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To assemble or form into a group or groups.
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Of, characteristic of, or involving a group.

Group attitudes.

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A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
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A number of things or persons being in some relation to one another.

There is a group of houses behind the hill; he left town to join a Communist group.

A group of people gathered in front of the Parliament to demonstrate against the Prime Minister's proposals.

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(group theory) A set with an associative binary operation, under which there exists an identity element, and such that each element has an inverse.
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(geometry, archaic) An effective divisor on a curve.
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A (usually small) group of people who perform music together.

Did you see the new jazz group?

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(astronomy) A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxies that are near each other.
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(chemistry) A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.
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(chemistry) A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.
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(sociology) A subset of a culture or of a society.
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(military) An air force formation.
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(geology) A collection of formations or rock strata.
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(computing) A number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.
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An element of an espresso machine from which hot water pours into the portafilter.
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(music) A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined at the stems; sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a few short notes.
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To put together to form a group.
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(intransitive) To come together to form a group.
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A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
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A stratigraphic unit consisting of two or more formations.
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Origin of group

  • French groupe from Italian gruppo probably of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French groupe (“cluster, group”), from Italian gruppo groppo (“a knot, heap, group, bag (of money)”), itself derived from Vulgar Latin *kruppo, from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz (“lump, round mass, body, crop”), from Proto-Indo-European *grewb- (“to crumple, bend, crawl”). Cognate with German Kropf (“crop, craw, bunch”), Old English cropp, croppa (“cluster, bunch, sprout, flower, berry, ear of corn, crop”), Dutch krop (“craw”), Old Norse kroppr (“hump, bunch”). More at crop, croup.

    From Wiktionary