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|Noun||1.||group action - action taken by a group of people|
event - something that happens at a given place and time
vote - the opinion of a group as determined by voting; "they put the question to a vote"
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
revolution - the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
social activity - activity considered appropriate on social occasions
communalism - the practice of communal living and common ownership
disbandment - the act of disbanding; "the orchestra faced the prospect of disbandment"
disestablishment - the act terminating an established state of affairs; especially ending a connection with the Church of England
transaction, dealing, dealings - the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities); "no transactions are possible without him"; "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"
stampede - a headlong rush of people on a common impulse; "when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
coup, coup d'etat, putsch, takeover - a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
internationalisation, internationalization - the act of bringing something under international control
exchange, interchange - the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners"
rally, exchange - (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point"
rivalry, competition, contention - the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
nonresistance - group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
action - an act by a government body or supranational organization; "recent federal action undermined the segregationist position"; "the United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues"; "the Union action of emancipating Southern slaves"
separation - the social act of separating or parting company; "the separation of church and state"
desegregation, integrating, integration - the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
brainstorming - a group problem-solving technique in which members spontaneously share ideas and solutions; "we had an intense brainstorming session today"
gathering, assemblage, assembly - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
nonattendance - the failure to attend
getting even, paying back, return - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"
involvement, participation, involution, engagement - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"