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grouping (abstraction)

Definition:

any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

Class:

noun (persons, places, or things)

Plural:

groupings

Type of:

abstraction » entity

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

group | gr. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

from French groupe, of Germanic origin; compare Italian gruppo; see crop
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of grouping...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

grouping | group | blood group [sense-specific] | phrase [sense-specific] | radical [synonym, sense-specific]

a planned arrangement of things, people, etc, within a group | a number of persons or things considered as a collective unit | a number of persons ... (25 of 822 words, 17 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grouping

Merriam-Webster:

grouping | array [synonym, sense-specific] | assemblage [synonym, sense-specific] | band [synonym, sense-specific] | bank [synonym, sense-specific] | batch [synonym, sense-specific] | battery [synonym, sense-specific] | block [synonym, sense-specific] | bunch [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act or process of combining in groups | a set of objects combined in a group (16 of 114 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/grouping

Wikipedia:

Grouping

a form of hierarchical knowledge representation, similar to mind mapping, concept mapping and argument mapping, all of which need to observe at least some of the principles of grouping. The principles of grouping include MECE, levels of abstraction and... (39 of 114 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grouping

Grouping (disambiguation)

a form of hierarchical knowledge representation. Grouping may also refer to: The Grouping Act, also known as the Railways Act 1921, an enactment by the British government intended to move the railways away from internal competition | Grouping may also ... (39 of 113 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grouping (disambiguation)

Macmillan British Dictionary:

grouping [countable] | groupings [plural]

a set of people or things that are considered as a group (12 of 56 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grouping

Oxford Dictionary:

grouping

a set of associated people acting together, especially within a larger organization | the action of putting people or things in a group or groups (24 of 55 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/grouping

Random House Dictionary:

grouping

an act or process of placing in groups. | a set or arrangement of persons or things in a group. (19 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/grouping

Wiktionary:

grouping | groupings [plural]

A collection of things or people united as a group. | The action of the verb to group. | Present participle of group. (21 of 26 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/grouping

Cambridge Dictionary:

grouping

several people or things when they have been arranged into a group or are being considered as a group (19 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grouping

New World Dictionary:

grouping

a group of persons or things, especially one assembled for some common purpose or function | the act of assembling or forming groups (22 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grouping

American Heritage Dictionary:

grouping

The act or process of uniting into groups. | A collection of people or things united into a group. (18 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grouping

Columbia Encyclopedia:

group

in mathematics, system consisting of a set of elements and a binary operation "a"∘"b" defined for combining two elements such that the following ... (23 of 267 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0821949​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

group [periodic table]

in chemistry, a set of chemical elements in the same vertical column of the periodic table. The elements in a group have similarities in the ... (25 of 168 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/247062​/group

group [mathematics]

in mathematics, set that has a multiplication that is associative and that has an identity element and inverses for all elements of the set. Systems ... (25 of 110 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/247054​/group

Encarta Dictionary:

grouping | groupings [plural]

a set of people or things gathered into a group | the act or process of forming a group or arranging people or things in groups (25 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615569​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

grouping | group

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French groupe, of Germanic origin; compare Italian gruppo; see crop

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grouping

Online Etymology:

group

First use: 1690s

Origin: originally an art criticism term, "assemblage of figures or objects in a painting or design", from French groupe "cluster, group" (17th ... (22 of 63 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=group

Wiktionary:

group | groups [plural] | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle]

Origin: French groupe ("cluster, group"), from Italian gruppo, groppo ("a knot, heap, group, bag (of money)"), from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz ("lump, round mass, body, crop"), from Proto-Indo-European *greub- ("to crumple,... (28 of 62 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/group

New World Dictionary:

group

Origin: French groupe from Italian gruppo, a knot, lump, group from Germanic *kruppa, round mass: see "crop"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/group

Oxford Dictionary:

group

First use: late 17th century

Origin: French groupe, from Italian gruppo, of Germanic origin; related to "crop"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/group

American Heritage Dictionary:

group | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle] | groups [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: French groupe, from Italian gruppo, probably of Germanic origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/group

Merriam-Webster:

group [entry 1, often attributive, noun]

First use: 1686

Origin: French groupe, from Italian gruppo, by-form of groppo knot, tangle, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kropf craw

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/group

Encarta Dictionary:

group | groups [plural] | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: French groupe from Italian gruppo "group, knot"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615564​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

group | groups [plural] | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "group"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/group

Collins Dictionary:

grouping | group

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "grouping"

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group

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

grouping [countable] | groupings [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "grouping"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/grouping

group [countable] | groups [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "group"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/group

group [verb] | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle] | groups [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "group"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/group 35

Macmillan American Dictionary:

grouping [countable] | groupings [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grouping"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/grouping

group [countable] | groups [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "group"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/group

group [verb] | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle] | groups [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "group"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/group 33

Cambridge Dictionary:

grouping

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "grouping"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "grouping"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grouping

group [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "group"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "group"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/group 1

the Free Dictionary:

grouping

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Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "grouping"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "grouping" by speech synthesizer

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group

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Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "group"

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Google Dictionary:

grouping | groupings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "grouping"

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group | groups [plural] | grouped [past tense] | grouping [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "group"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

grouping

Audio: North American pronunciation of "grouping"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=groupi​02 word=grouping

group

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YourDictionary Audio:

grouping

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group

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freedictionary.org:

Group

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