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group (noun)
1.
two or more figures forming a complete unit in a composition
2.
a) a number of individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship
b) an assemblage of objects regarded as a unit
c) (1) a military unit consisting of a headquarters and attached battalions
(2) a unit of the United States Air Force higher than a squadron and lower than a wing
3.
a) an assemblage of related organisms - often used to avoid taxonomic connotations when the kind or degree of relationship is not clearly defined
b) (1) two or more atoms joined together or sometimes a single atom forming part of a molecule , especially - functional group a methyl group
(2) an assemblage of elements forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
c) a stratigraphic division comprising rocks deposited during an era
4.
a mathematical set that is closed under a binary associative operation, contains an identity element, and has an inverse for every element
group (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to combine in a group
2.
intransitive verb
to assign to a group - classify
1.
to form a group
2.
to belong to a group
3.
to make of closely spaced hits on a target - groups the gun grouped beautifully R. C. Ruark
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
group (noun)
1.
a number of things considered as a unit
SYNONIMS:
array, assemblage, band, bank, batch, battery, block, bunch, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, collection, constellation, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, muster, package, parcel, passel, set, suite
RELATED WORDS:
accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomeration; agglomeration, assortment, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, mixture, odds and ends, sundries, variety; cycle, run, series, suit
the whole kit and caboodle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
entity, item, single, unit
group (noun)
2.
a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
SYNONIMS:
array, band, batch, battery, body, boodle, bunch, cluster, clutch, consort, constellation, crop, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, parcel, party, passel
RELATED WORDS:
assembly, collective, congregation, gathering, muster, organization; circle, clan, clique, coterie, fellowship, gang, ring, round, set; faction, guild ( gild), order, school, sect; brigade, crew, outfit, phalanx, platoon, posse, task force, team; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederacy, confederation, federation, league, union; battalion, squadron; bevy, brood, covey
the whole kit and caboodle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
individual, single
group (noun)
3.
one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
SYNONIMS:
bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, set, species, tier, type
RELATED WORDS:
description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title
group (verb)
1.
to arrange or assign according to type
SYNONIMS:
assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, type
RELATED WORDS:
array, dispose, draw up, marshal ( marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog ( catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorize
NEAR ANTONYMS:
confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype
group (verb)
2.
to bring together in one body or place
SYNONIMS:
accumulate, amass, assemble, bulk (up), collect, concentrate, congregate, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, pick up, round up
RELATED WORDS:
ball, batch, bunch, cluster, huddle; heap, pile, stack; band, brigade, muster, raise, rally; flock, herd, hive, pack, press, swarm, throng; combine, connect, join, link, merge, pool, unite; archive, arrange, collate, compile, organize, systematize; scrape (up together); re-collect, regather, regroup
NEAR ANTONYMS:
break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, send
dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter
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