What does group mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. group, grouping(noun)

    any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

  2. group, radical, chemical group(noun)

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

  3. group, mathematical group(verb)

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

  4. group(verb)

    arrange into a group or groups

    "Can you group these shapes together?"

  5. group, aggroup(verb)

    form a group or group together


  1. group(Noun)

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

  2. group(Noun)

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

  3. group(Noun)

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

    Did you see the new jazz group?

  4. group(Noun)

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

  5. group(Noun)

    A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.

  6. group(Noun)

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

  7. group(Noun)

    A subset of a culture or of a society.

  8. group(Noun)

    An air force formation.

  9. group(Noun)

    A collection of formations or rock strata.

  10. group(Verb)

    To put together to form a group.

  11. group(Verb)

    To come together to form a group.

  12. group(Noun)

    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. group(Noun)

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

  14. Origin: 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. Group(noun)

    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. Group(noun)

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

  3. Group(noun)

    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. Group(noun)

    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. Group(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.

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British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce group?

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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. Vice Ganda:

    The LGBT is a group of people.

  2. Colton Johnson:

    It's a beautiful group of dogs.

  3. Alan Yang:

    That was a real group effort, man.

  4. Matthias Biniok:

    Group-thinking is really dangerous.

  5. Jabulile Newman:

    The group of protesters was massive.

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