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Definition of "group" []

  • An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation: a group of dinner guests; a group of buildings near the road. (noun)
  • Two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture. (noun)
  • A number of individuals or things considered together because of similarities: a small group of supporters across the country. (noun)
  • Linguistics A category of related languages that is less inclusive than a family. (noun)
  • A military unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "group" in a sentence
  • "And more importantly, when you click that 'start a community' button on your profile, you are essentially creating a group, complete with the functionalities I mentioned earlier-- blogs for the group, media files just for the group, access control *just for the group*."
  • "In organic chemistry distinction is made between sulphonic acids of the aliphatic and the aromatic series, the characteristic group of these acids being the so-called _sulphonic acid group_, HSO_3."
  • "= If the _cone of fire_ be intercepted by a target (for example, A O, Fig. 44) at right angles to the axis of the cone, the shot holes will make a pattern or group called the _shot group_, the holes being the thickest approximately in the center of the group, called the _center of impact_."