groups, grouping, grouped
1) N-COUNT-COLL: oft N of n A group of people or things is a number of people or things which are together in one place at one time.

The trouble involved a small group of football supporters...

The students work in groups on complex problems.

2) N-COUNT: usu supp N A group is a set of people who have the same interests or aims, and who organize themselves to work or act together.

...the Minority Rights Group...

Members of an environmental group are staging a protest inside a chemical plant.

3) N-COUNT: usu supp N A group is a set of people, organizations, or things which are considered together because they have something in common.

She is among the most promising players in her age group...

As a group, today's old people are still relatively deprived.

4) N-COUNT: usu supp N A group is a number of separate commercial or industrial firms which all have the same owner.

The group made a pre-tax profit of ₤1.05 million.

...a French-based insurance group.

5) N-COUNT A group is a number of musicians who perform together, especially ones who play popular music.

At school he played bass in a pop group called The Urge.

...Billy Bragg's backing group.

6) V-ERG If a number of things or people are grouped together or group together, they are together in one place or within one organization or system.

[be V-ed prep] The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections...

[V pl-n with together] The G-7 organization groups together the world's seven leading industrialized nations...

[V together] We want to encourage them to group together to act as a big purchaser. [Also V n prep]

7) See also , blood group, , pressure group

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