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group·ing

 (gro͞o′pĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of uniting into groups.
2. A collection of people or things united into a group.

grouping

(ˈɡruːpɪŋ)
n
a planned arrangement of things, people, etc, within a group

group•ing

(ˈgru pɪŋ)

n.
1. an act or process of placing in groups.
2. a set or arrangement of persons or things in a group.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unitgrouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
abstract entity, abstraction - a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
arrangement - an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging; "a flower arrangement"
straggle - a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons); "a straggle of outbuildings"; "a straggle of followers"
kingdom - a basic group of natural objects
biological group - a group of plants or animals
biotic community, community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
social group - people sharing some social relation
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
edition - all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time; "the first edition appeared in 1920"; "it was too late for the morning edition"; "they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings"
electron shell - a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom; "the chemical properties of an atom are determined by the outermost electron shell"
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
race - people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
association - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
swarm, cloud - a group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
subgroup - a distinct and often subordinate group within a group
sainthood - saints collectively
citizenry, people - the body of citizens of a state or country; "the Spanish people"
population - a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area; "they hired hunters to keep down the deer population"
hoi polloi, masses, the great unwashed, multitude, people, mass - the common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people"
varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
circuit - (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals
system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
series - a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection; "the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
actinide, actinoid, actinon - any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
lanthanide, lanthanoid, lanthanon, rare earth, rare-earth element - any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
halogen - any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions
2.grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
pairing - the act of grouping things or people in pairs
punctuation - the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
phrasing - the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, assortment, categorisation, categorization - the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together
sorting - grouping by class or kind or size
3.grouping - a system for classifying things into groups
classification system - a system for classifying things

grouping

noun organization, group, body, association, league, circle There were two main political groupings pressing for independence.

grouping

noun
Translations

grouping

[ˈgruːpɪŋ] Nagrupamiento m

grouping

[ˈgruːpɪŋ] n (= group) → groupement mgroup therapy nthérapie f de groupe

grouping

nGruppierung f; (= group of things also)Anordnung f
References in classic literature ?
In bony, ribby regions of the earth, where at the base of high broken cliffs masses of rock lie strewn in fantastic groupings upon the plain, you will often discover images as of the petrified forms of the Leviathan partly merged in grass, which of a windy day breaks against them in a surf of green surges.
All the old constellations had gone from the sky, however: that slow movement which is imperceptible in a hundred human lifetimes, had long since rearranged them in unfamiliar groupings. But the Milky Way, it seemed to me, was still the same tattered streamer of star-dust as of yore.
There is no inconsistency in this If, as we maintain, mind and matter are neither of them the actual stuff of reality, but different convenient groupings of an underlying material, then, clearly, the question whether, in regard to a given phenomenon, we are to seek a physical or a mental cause, is merely one to be decided by trial.
There is something sinister to a seaman in the very grouping of the letters which form this word, clear in its meaning, and seldom threatening in vain.
But life would be too short for such a tedious grouping. The whole science and art of Sight Recognition would at once perish; Feeling, so far as it is an art, would not long survive; intercourse would become perilous or impossible; there would be an end to all confidence, all forethought; no one would be safe in making the most simple social arrangements; in a word, civilization would relapse into barbarism.
The more he realized the absence of all personal motive in that old man- in whom there seemed to remain only the habit of passions, and in place of an intellect (grouping events and drawing conclusions) only the capacity calmly to contemplate the course of events- the more reassured he was that everything would be as it should.
The only difference is, that in the social pictures offered by what are called cities, the cancans are in the strongest light, and in the most conspicuous of the grouping, whereas in Paris they are kept in shadow, and in the background.
Incapable of grouping the past, he confused the episode of Jacky with another episode that had taken place in the days of his bachelorhood.
Dunster replied eagerly, "but the grouping of the Powers as it has existed during the last few years is on the eve of a great change.
Here the grouping formed an oriental town, with innumerable mosques and minarets; there a fallen city thrown to the earth, as it were, by some convulsion of nature.
The rocks present every variety of masses and grouping. Numerous small streams come rushing and boiling through narrow clefts and ravines: one of a considerable size issued from the face of a precipice, within twenty-five feet of its summit; and after running in nearly a horizontal line for about one hundred feet, fell, by numerous small cascades, to the rocky bank of the river.
The umbrageous shades where the interview took place--the glorious tropical vegetation around--the picturesque grouping of the mingled throng of soldiery and natives--and even the golden-hued bunch of bananas that I held in my hand at the time, and of which I occasionally partook while making the aforesaid philosophical reflections.