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1. The act or process of uniting into groups.
2. A collection of people or things united into a group.
a planned arrangement of things, people, etc, within a group
1. an act or process of placing in groups.
2. a set or arrangement of persons or things in a group.
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|Noun||1.||grouping - 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"
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
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
sorting - grouping by class or kind or size
|3.||grouping - a system for classifying things into groups|
classification system - a system for classifying things