noun[treated as singular or plural]
- 1A number of people or things that are located close together or are considered or classed together: these bodies fall into four distinct groupsMore example sentences
category, class, classification, grouping, set, lot, batch, bracket, type, sort, kind, variety, family, species, genus, breed; grade, grading, rank, statuscrowd, party, body, band, company, gathering, congregation, assembly, collection, cluster, flock, pack, troop, gang• informal bunch, pilecluster, knot, collection, mass, clump
- He also feared for the safety of other pupils when the boy ran towards a group leaving the class, on May 17 last year.
- The sheets would be cut to approximate size, then they would be gathered into groups of three or four, folded in half and trimmed to the correct size.
- The extent of this clustering was similar in all four social class groups.
- 1.1A number of people who work together or share certain beliefs: I now belong to my local drama groupMore example sentences
- Money left over is to go towards a new parish council noticeboard and the remainder will be shared among local groups.
- We need to form a progressive coalition that includes the religious groups sharing our morality.
- Both groups come together to share workshops, intensive training and performances.
- 1.2A commercial organization consisting of several companies under common ownership.More example sentences
- We start with a joint session between the contracts and commercial law groups.
- Commercial groups or individuals will continue to pay for the use of the facility as before.
- Many official bodies and commercial groups regard stickers and pasted posters as closely related to graffiti.
- 1.3A number of musicians who play popular music together.More example sentences
- Rock'n'roll groups appeared on bills along with trad groups and pop singers - even some modern jazz made it into the charts.
- Robert is joined by Vincent Courtois on cello and Cyril Atef on drums in a chamber jazz group of the highest order.
- It is yet another landmark in the career of one of soul music's greatest groups.
- 1.6 Art Two or more figures or objects forming a design.More example sentences
- His most characteristic works were figures or groups of a historical, literary, allegorical, or symbolic nature.
- A still greater number have copied the busts and limbs and the groups of Greek art.
- 1.7 Chemistry A set of elements occupying a column in the periodic table and having broadly similar properties arising from their similar electronic structure.More example sentences
- Ramsay realized that argon and helium might be members of a hitherto unsuspected new group in the Periodic Table.
- 1.8 Chemistry A combination of atoms having a recognizable identity in a number of compounds.More example sentences
- Solitary lines are from the fatty acid terminal methyl groups, triglyceride backbone carbons, and carboxyl carbons.
- Glycerol is a polyhydroxy alcohol containing three carbon atoms and three hydroxyl groups.
- This messenger in turn activates a so-called kinase, an enzyme that attaches phosphate groups to other proteins.
- 1.9 Mathematics A set of elements, together with an associative binary operation, that contains an inverse for each element and an identity element.More example sentences
- Netto made major steps towards abstract group theory when he combined permutation group results and groups in number theory.
- One of the areas which his work took him into was infinite permutation groups.
- He was the first to give a proof that the Galois group is closed under multiplication.
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- 1Put together or place in a group or groups: three wooden chairs were grouped around a dining tableMore example sentences
place, arrange, assemble, organize, range, line up, dispose
- But we have interaccountability by grouping people together in teams, so that we have people watching each other and making sure that we hold each other accountable.
- I'm going to try to group a team together, so if you are interested in taking part leave a message in the comments below or email me.
- The evening session was more lively with the Club conducting a competition for the children, who were grouped into three teams.
- 1.1Put into categories; classify: we group them into species merely as a convenienceMore example sentences
- Photographs featured on the web site are grouped into seven categories - as are the albums.
- Furthest away are other science disciplines that would be grouped in different broad categories from psychology, like physics and chemistry.
- Eleven manufacturers who received five to seven nominations were grouped into Category 1.
- 1.2 [no object] Form a group or groups: many growers began to group together to form cooperativesMore example sentences
- They are often found in groups of hundreds or thousands, flying in long lines or grouped tightly together on the water.
- Several labor organizations have grouped together to pledge to use their workers' rights to take the day off on the upcoming World Labor Day on May 1.
- But the idea now being looked at involves different organisations in the centre grouping together to pay for a guard to patrol the walkways of the centre.
late 17th century: from French groupe, from Italian gruppo, of Germanic origin; related to crop.