Definition of grouping in English:

grouping

noun

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

    ‘a grouping of left-wing trade union leaders’
    • ‘Our leaders, from both major political groupings, are turning us into a nation of thugs.’
    • ‘They form complex social groupings, grow relatively slowly, and have low reproductive rates.’
    • ‘They strike from anywhere, out of all sorts of formations and personnel groupings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In many cases organizations representing particular nationality groupings have been set up initially with a social function.’
    • ‘Some of the more ambitious regional economic groupings are striving to become a common market.’
    • ‘Women's groupings of all types provide important vehicles for social organization and action.’
    • ‘In 1984, its original five members invited Brunei to join the grouping.’
    • ‘What we know after today is that we are the only grouping in this Parliament that cares about this nation.’
    • ‘That there are factional groupings within the Liberals comes as no surprise.’
    • ‘Who plays when will be determined by the personnel groupings and the type of plays called.’
    • ‘Stores are geared to particular teen styles and niches, or tighter age groupings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two more nations hope to join the grouping in 2007.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once again, the significant elements are to be sought inside the major social groupings.’
    • ‘They were also the focal point of the community, bringing people together to form new social groupings.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Previous taxonomic groupings were based largely on single characters.’
      • ‘The value of disciplinary grouping is that, at least at its best, people with real and specific competence are in control.’
      • ‘Why not promote counting by grouping of small numbers of objects?’
      • ‘The end result is a clean hierarchical grouping and usage of business processes, as services, without the redundant and confusing technology of prior approaches.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For example, cooperative grouping and greater use of discussion have been used successfully in classrooms with large numbers of students.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Other fields in the line table facilitate grouping of the line records by corporate history or geographic relationships.’
      • ‘Although this traditional grouping is geographically convenient, it may obscure a far more complex picture of interrelationships.’
      • ‘Our curriculum can develop such connections precisely because we, not the textbook authors, manage the ordering and grouping of topics.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

grouping

/ˈɡruːpɪŋ/