What does Group mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. group, groupingnoun

    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

  2. group, radical, chemical groupnoun

    (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

  3. group, mathematical groupverb

    a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse

  4. groupverb

    arrange into a group or groups

    "Can you group these shapes together?"

  5. group, aggroupverb

    form a group or group together


  1. groupnoun

    A number of things or persons being in some relation to one another.

  2. groupnoun

    A set with an associative binary operation, under which there exists an identity element, and such that each element has an inverse.

  3. groupnoun

    A (usually small) group of people who perform music together.

    Did you see the new jazz group?

  4. groupnoun

    A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxies that are near each other.

  5. groupnoun

    A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.

  6. groupnoun

    A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.

  7. groupnoun

    A subset of a culture or of a society.

  8. groupnoun

    An air force formation.

  9. groupnoun

    A collection of formations or rock strata.

  10. groupverb

    To put together to form a group.

  11. groupverb

    To come together to form a group.

  12. groupnoun

    In the Unix operating system, a number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.

  13. groupnoun

    An element of an espresso machine from which hot water pours into the portafilter.

  14. Etymology: From groupe, from gruppo, groppo, of origin, from kruppaz, from greub-. Cognate with German Kropf, cropp, croppa, Dutch krop, Old Norse kroppr. More at crop, croup.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groupnoun

    a cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles

  2. Groupnoun

    an assemblage of objects in a certain order or relation, or having some resemblance or common characteristic; as, groups of strata

  3. Groupnoun

    a variously limited assemblage of animals or plants, having some resemblance, or common characteristics in form or structure. The term has different uses, and may be made to include certain species of a genus, or a whole genus, or certain genera, or even several orders

  4. Groupnoun

    a number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined at the stems; -- sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a few short notes

  5. Groupnoun

    to form a group of; to arrange or combine in a group or in groups, often with reference to mutual relation and the best effect; to form an assemblage of

  6. Etymology: [F groupe, It. gruppo, groppo, cluster, bunch, packet, group; of G. origin: cf. G. kropf craw, crop, tumor, bunch. See Crop, n.]


  1. Group

    In mathematics, a group is a set of elements together with an operation that combines any two of its elements to form a third element also in the set while satisfying four conditions called the group axioms, namely closure, associativity, identity and invertibility. One of the most familiar examples of a group is the set of integers together with the addition operation; the addition of any two integers forms another integer. The abstract formalization of the group axioms, detached as it is from the concrete nature of any particular group and its operation, allows entities with highly diverse mathematical origins in abstract algebra and beyond to be handled in a flexible way, while retaining their essential structural aspects. The ubiquity of groups in numerous areas within and outside mathematics makes them a central organizing principle of contemporary mathematics. Groups share a fundamental kinship with the notion of symmetry. For example, a symmetry group encodes symmetry features of a geometrical object: the group consists of the set of transformations that leave the object unchanged, and the operation of combining two such transformations by performing one after the other. Lie groups are the symmetry groups used in the Standard Model of particle physics; Point groups are used to help understand symmetry phenomena in molecular chemistry; and Poincaré groups can express the physical symmetry underlying special relativity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Group

    grōōp, n. a number of persons or things together: a number of individual things related, in some definite way differentiating them from others: (art) a combination of figures forming a harmonious whole.—v.t. to form into a group or groups.—v.i. to fall into harmonious combination.—n. Group′ing (art), the act of disposing and arranging figures or objects in a group. [Fr. groupe—It. groppo, a bunch, knot—Teut.; cf. Ger. kropf, protuberance.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. group

    1. A flexible administrative and tactical unit composed of either two or more battalions or two or more squadrons. The term also applies to combat support and combat service support units. 2. A number of ships and/or aircraft, normally a subdivision of a force, assigned for a specific purpose. 3. A long-standing functional organization that is formed to support a broad function within a joint force commander

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. group

    A set of islands not ranged in a row so as to form a chain, and the word is often used synonymously with cluster.

Editors Contribution

  1. group

    A number of things or people together.

    There were a group of people gathered for the wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2020  

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  1. Group

    a division of classification used indefinitely for a series of allied species, genera or larger assemblages.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Group' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #195

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Group' in Written Corpus Frequency: #374

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Group' in Nouns Frequency: #17

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Group in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Group in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Group in a Sentence

  1. Mtaine David Swakei:

    The one who jumps the highest is chosen as chief of the group.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    I invite the leaders of the countries in this group to partner with Iran and invest in developing Iran's gas resources for mutual benefit, iran is ready to play a bigger role in the supply of gas.

  3. Brian Kleinhanzl:

    They'll probably be successful generating incremental revenue, but will Goldman Sachs Group Inc be able to take all the large clients away [ from the bigger banks ? ] , not necessarily.

  4. Joseph Votel:

    Votel told Fox News’ Catherine Herridge. The intent is to create a situation where NATO can't continue to thrive. Votel said he did not have unique insights into Russian President Vladimir Putin but he believes Putin sees the expansion of NATO ...as a threat to him and I think what they (Moscow) are attempting to do is create these frozen conflicts and create situations that are very, very difficult to resolve along their border. That does, could pose an existential threat, Votel added. He also said Russia is using a hybrid approach to warfare where state and non-state actors are mixing military and non-military capabilities. The result is a coercive effect...using information operations, using manipulation of media , using social media. Since January, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia – three traditional U.S. allies - have completed significant nuclear energy deals with Russia. Asked if this is evidence of Putin's effort to further expand Russia’s reach, and the seeds of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, Votel replied it was proof of Moscow's push to challenge the U.S. and expand its influence. Votel said SOCOM is assisting those countries that want to resist Russian influence. We work with partners to help develop their capabilities, we help our embassies with some of their messaging activities that they are doing out there to make sure that truthful information is getting out to populations. We use our civil affairs capability to help connect governments to their populations and strengthen those relationships. In doing that, (we) reduce those vulnerabilities of populations who may be vulnerable to this type of pressure they get from outside countries . Asked about Al Qaeda, Votel said the terror group was diminished in east Africa, Syria and Yemen, but the lesson of the last decade is that the U.S. and its allies must maintain pressure or the groups will reinvent and reconstitute. The leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is believed to be in Pakistan, and has been noticeably silent on the June drone strike that killed the organization's number two , Naser al Wuhayishi, who also was the leader of the Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen. To me it is a good sign it’s an indication that we have been very effective at isolating him so that is kind of my initial reaction.

  5. Wafa Hefny:

    They made a council composed of women... and when they want to do anything they consult, this group started sitting directly with the official in charge of women in the Guidance Bureau. This is present now as a link between base and summit... They are treating women now as the ones who can take the pulse of what can and cannot be done. This is an excellent step for women.

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