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  1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation: a group of dinner guests; a group of buildings near the road.
  2. Two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
  3. A number of individuals or things considered together because of similarities: a small group of supporters across the country.
  4. Linguistics A category of related languages that is less inclusive than a family.
    1. A military unit consisting of two or more battalions and a headquarters.
    2. A unit of two or more squadrons in the U.S. Air Force, smaller than a wing.
  5. A class or collection of related objects or entities, as:
    1. Two or more atoms behaving or regarded as behaving as a single chemical unit.
    2. A column in the periodic table of the elements.
    3. A stratigraphic unit, especially a unit consisting of two or more formations deposited during a single geologic era.
  6. Mathematics A set with a binary associative operation such that the operation admits an identity element and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation.
Of, relating to, constituting, or being a member of a group: a group discussion; a group effort.
grouped, group·ing, groups
To place or arrange in a group: grouped the children according to height.
To belong to or form a group: The soldiers began to group on the hillside.

French groupe, from Italian gruppo, probably of Germanic origin
Usage Note:
Group as a collective noun can be followed by a singular or plural verb. It takes a singular verb when the persons or things that make up the group are considered collectively: The dance group is ready for rehearsal. Group takes a plural verb when the persons or things that constitute it are considered individually: The group were divided in their sympathies. See Usage Note at collective noun.

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