• WordNet 3.6
    • n grouping any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    • n grouping the activity of putting things together in groups
    • n grouping a system for classifying things into groups
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Two women and a group of children offer food to a girl Two women and a group of children offer food to a girl
A group of six boys and girls A group of six boys and girls
Cafè group of poilus Cafè group of poilus
Group. Old Greek Group. Old Greek
Public writer. Neapolitan group Public writer. Neapolitan group
"Hot Corn." Neapolitan Group "Hot Corn." Neapolitan Group

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A Singapore singing group by the name of "The Oriental Singers," sang non-stop for 74 hours and five minutes
    • n Grouping (Fine Arts) The disposal or relative arrangement of figures or objects, as in, drawing, painting, and sculpture, or in ornamental design.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In April 1964, The Beatles had the top five songs in the United States. This is the only time that the top five songs at any one time were by the same group.
    • n grouping The act, process, or result of arranging in a group; relative arrangement or disposition, as of figures in a painting, persons on a stage or in a dance, incidents in a story, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lassie was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
    • n Grouping (art) the act of disposing and arranging figures or objects in a group
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  • Lord Longford
    Lord Longford
    “With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away.”
  • Joan Rivers
    Joan Rivers
    “My routines come out of total unhappiness. My audiences are my group therapy.”
  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle
    “Committee--a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.”
  • Milton Berle
    Milton Berle
    “A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.”
  • Richard Harkness
    Richard Harkness
    “Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.”
  • George Houston
    George Houston
    “Anything that interferes with individual progress ultimately will retard group progress.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. groupe—It. groppo, a bunch, knot—Teut.; cf. Ger. kropf, protuberance.


In literature:

And thus, the forms of life throughout the universe become divided into groups subordinate to groups.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
And each of these tones may be loud or faint, corresponding to the amount of excitement in the particular cell group.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
Give examples of Grouping in the last sentence and show how Grouping affects the Pause.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
Maghallanes called the group of islands, so far discovered, the Saint Lazarus Archipelago.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Here he saw a group of soldiers resting after some evidently heavy work.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
It is written to the little groups of believers in and near Ephesus.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
Group interests and policy.+ Groups select, consciously and unconsciously, standards of group well living.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
In group work, the pupils work in groups on one dish, each sharing the duties.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
In recruiting Group 2 from Group 3, it is the employer, on the whole, who must take the initiative.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
The report that he intended to issue a newspaper drew the attention of a number of personalities and groups in Berlin.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl

In poetry:

So speed these careless groups upon their way,
Poorer than all the mendicants they pass,
And sad in their false joy and harlotry,
Rich only in their prejudice and pride.
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne
Now stooped the sun--the shades grew thin;
The rustling paths were piled with leaves;
And sunburnt groups were gathering in,
From the shorn field, its fruits and sheaves.
"A Dream" by William Cullen Bryant
Haply thy Muse, as with unceasing sighs
She keeps late vigils, on her urn reclined,
May see light groups of pleasing visions rise,
And phantoms glide, but of celestial kind.
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
Must the delight which deck'd the honest brow,
The tender father sad and silent droop?
The smile contented, and the healthful glow,
Alike be banish'd from the guiltless group?
"War" by Charlotte Dacre
The leaves are all dead on the group,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.
"Reluctance" by Robert Frost
Oh sorrowing Daughter, left alone
In home's deserted sphere,
Where every object group'd around,
In pleasant room, or garden's bound
Is twined by links of sight or sound
With the lost Mother dear;
"Mrs. Elizabeth Harris," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

Richmond, Va.—Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary BH Media Group has agreed to acquire all local newspapers owned by Media General with the exception of the Tampa Group.
Mr Tarbert heads the firm's Financial Regulatory Reform Working Group, and Ms Odoner and Ms Dixon are members of that group.
The Roxbury Arts Group and The MARK Group will present a full-day oil painting workshop with Marilyn Silver, one of the Catskills’ most collected painter, on Saturday, April 12.
The militant Islamist group Boko Haram means 'Western education is a sin' but it's not clear yet if the group was behind the attack.
We have developed an application, MDTSuite, designed to support complex group decision making under difficult conditions including time pressure, incomplete information, changing group members and ever expanding guidelines.
Royal Box Group, LLC (The Royal Group), a manufacturer and distributor of packaging and display products, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 32 new jobs by 2017.
Many of these cases involve the complaints of minority groups against majority groups.
Bands, military groups, city officials, Boy and Girl Scouts and more groups from Laguna Beach took part in the annual Patriots Day Parade on Saturday.
Digital Innovations Group announces Boston-based Landmark Impressions l has joined its DIG Peer Group Program.
Really the goal in small group ministry should be to have small group leaders as "pastors" of the church.
The woman knew the publisher of the group The Platters in Manhattan and connected Bullock with the group.
Parent Trigger group votes on new group for charter take over.
Civilians protested against paramilitary groups in Libya including the group responsible for the death of a US Ambassador.
Mining companies, coal shippers, labor unions and business groups have joined forces in an effort to catch up with environmental groups in the battle for public attention as the debate over West Coast coal exports heats up.
WASHINGTON – Several NBC websites were hacked on Sunday by a person or group calling itself " pyknic " and suggesting a possible link to the cyber-attack group Anonymous.

In science:

If a primitive group contains a 2-cycle it is a symmetric group; if it contains a 3-cycle it is either an alternating group or a symmetric group ().
Permutations Which Make Transitive Groups Primitive
A k-transitive group is a group of permutations such that whenever two k-tuples of distinct letters are fixed, there is a permutation in the group that maps one k-tuple to the other, coordinatewise. A primitive group of permutations on d letters containing an m-cycle with 1 < m < d is (d − m + 1)-transitive.
Permutations Which Make Transitive Groups Primitive
In Table 1 we use the following notation: C2n denotes the cyclic group of order 2n (n ≥ 1), eDk the binary dihedral group of order 4k (k ≥ 2), eT the binary tetrahedral group, and eO the binary octahedral group. A rational function Qk |d(1 − tk )αk (αk ∈ Z) is represented by its Frame shape Qk |d kαk .
Poincar\'e series and monodromy of the simple and unimodal boundary singularities
The subscripts are omitted when the group in question is clear from the context. A subset H of a group G is called a subgroup if H is a group by itself under the same group operation +G .
Distributed Source Coding using Abelian Group Codes
The paper deals with the corresponding question for the cohomology groups, showing that for every definably compact group G, every i, and any constant coefficient group, H i (G) ∼= H i (G/G00 ) where the left-hand side denotes the the i-th o-minimal (singular or sheaf ) cohomology group.
Higher homotopy of groups definable in o-minimal structures