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social group


people sharing some social relation


group noun (groupings of people and objects)


social groups

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references


Social group

defined as two or more humans who interact with one another, share similar characteristics and collectively have a sense of unity. Other theorists, however, are a wary of definitions which stress the importance of interdependence or objective... (37 of 3819 words, 1 image)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

social group

any set of human beings who either are, recently have been, or anticipate being in some kind of interrelation. The term group, or social group, has ... (26 of 812 words)



social group | social groups [plural]

A collection of humans or animals, who share certain characteristics, interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. (28 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/social group

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)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


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)



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)


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)


Oxford Dictionary:


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)


Random House Dictionary:


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)


Cambridge Dictionary:


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)


New World Dictionary:


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)


American Heritage Dictionary:


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)


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)

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