Definition of grouping in English:



  • 1A set of associated people acting together, especially within a larger organization.

    ‘a grouping of left-wing trade union leaders’
    • ‘That there are factional groupings within the Liberals comes as no surprise.’
    • ‘Stores are geared to particular teen styles and niches, or tighter age groupings.’
    • ‘In 1984, its original five members invited Brunei to join the grouping.’
    • ‘Among men this pattern is stable and consistent in the three youngest age groupings.’
    • ‘The search parameters let you create your own unique groupings and sort them in various ways.’
    • ‘It can lead to extremists and it can lead to humans bonding together in extreme groupings and it can also lead to mistrust on a grand scale.’
    • ‘They form complex social groupings, grow relatively slowly, and have low reproductive rates.’
    • ‘In many cases organizations representing particular nationality groupings have been set up initially with a social function.’
    • ‘What we know after today is that we are the only grouping in this Parliament that cares about this nation.’
    • ‘In the years since, no adequate explanation has ever emerged to explain why one so clearly adrift of the classic criminologist's socioeconomic homicidal grouping should have behaved as he did.’
    • ‘Whether these are in widely different subjects, or whether they just stay within the confines of a traditional subject grouping, is yet to be resolved.’
    • ‘Two more nations hope to join the grouping in 2007.’
    • ‘Some of the more ambitious regional economic groupings are striving to become a common market.’
    • ‘Who plays when will be determined by the personnel groupings and the type of plays called.’
    • ‘Our leaders, from both major political groupings, are turning us into a nation of thugs.’
    • ‘Women's groupings of all types provide important vehicles for social organization and action.’
    • ‘Once again, the significant elements are to be sought inside the major social groupings.’
    • ‘They strike from anywhere, out of all sorts of formations and personnel groupings.’
    • ‘They were also the focal point of the community, bringing people together to form new social groupings.’
    faction, political party, group, grouping, side, alliance, affiliation, association, coalition, movement, cabal, junta, bloc, camp, set, caucus, sect
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    1. 1.1[mass noun]The action of putting people or things in a group or groups.
      ‘the grouping of pupils by overall aptitude’
      • ‘Using study units served to focus the interviews and facilitated the identification and grouping of activities and concerns in each of the coastal areas.’
      • ‘The value of disciplinary grouping is that, at least at its best, people with real and specific competence are in control.’
      • ‘The third factor or grouping accounted for seven percent of the variance is best described as traditional outreach skills.’
      • ‘Cooperative learning techniques, including heterogeneous grouping, are a central component of this approach to developing literacy skills.’
      • ‘The end result is a clean hierarchical grouping and usage of business processes, as services, without the redundant and confusing technology of prior approaches.’
      • ‘In peacetime, the navy's warships are deployed in groups of the same class ship at one base or patrol area, which is called administrative grouping.’
      • ‘Unlike men's social grouping, women's groups and social activities are scarce.’
      • ‘The order of presentation of the speakers was constructed to avoid grouping of similar accents, gender and appearances.’
      • ‘Our curriculum can develop such connections precisely because we, not the textbook authors, manage the ordering and grouping of topics.’
      • ‘For example, cooperative grouping and greater use of discussion have been used successfully in classrooms with large numbers of students.’
      • ‘Why not promote counting by grouping of small numbers of objects?’
      • ‘Previous taxonomic groupings were based largely on single characters.’
      • ‘Although this traditional grouping is geographically convenient, it may obscure a far more complex picture of interrelationships.’
      • ‘Maybe it's because that grouping of people is so out of context these days… or that they look so gentrified almost, so adult, so grown up, so not rock starish.’
      • ‘Other fields in the line table facilitate grouping of the line records by corporate history or geographic relationships.’