Definition of grouping in English:



  • 1A set of people acting together with a common interest or purpose, especially within a larger organization.

    ‘a grouping of Protestant churches’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Who plays when will be determined by the personnel groupings and the type of plays called.’
    • ‘Some of the more ambitious regional economic groupings are striving to become a common market.’
    • ‘They were also the focal point of the community, bringing people together to form new social 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.’
    • ‘What we know after today is that we are the only grouping in this Parliament that cares about this nation.’
    • ‘They strike from anywhere, out of all sorts of formations and personnel groupings.’
    • ‘Once again, the significant elements are to be sought inside the major social groupings.’
    • ‘Two more nations hope to join the grouping in 2007.’
    • ‘That there are factional groupings within the Liberals comes as no surprise.’
    • ‘In 1984, its original five members invited Brunei to join the grouping.’
    • ‘In many cases organizations representing particular nationality groupings have been set up initially with a social function.’
    • ‘Women's groupings of all types provide important vehicles for social organization and action.’
    • ‘Stores are geared to particular teen styles and niches, or tighter age groupings.’
    • ‘They form complex social groupings, grow relatively slowly, and have low reproductive rates.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our leaders, from both major political groupings, are turning us into a nation of thugs.’
    • ‘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.’
    faction, political party, group, grouping, side, alliance, affiliation, association, coalition, movement, cabal, junta, bloc, camp, set, caucus, sect
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    1. 1.1The arrangement or formation of people or things in a group or groups.
      ‘an alternative form of ability grouping’
      • ‘The order of presentation of the speakers was constructed to avoid grouping of similar accents, gender and appearances.’
      • ‘Previous taxonomic groupings were based largely on single characters.’
      • ‘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 third factor or grouping accounted for seven percent of the variance is best described as traditional outreach skills.’
      • ‘The value of disciplinary grouping is that, at least at its best, people with real and specific competence are in control.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Why not promote counting by grouping of small numbers of objects?’
      • ‘Other fields in the line table facilitate grouping of the line records by corporate history or geographic relationships.’
      • ‘For example, cooperative grouping and greater use of discussion have been used successfully in classrooms with large numbers of students.’
      • ‘The end result is a clean hierarchical grouping and usage of business processes, as services, without the redundant and confusing technology of prior approaches.’
      • ‘Although this traditional grouping is geographically convenient, it may obscure a far more complex picture of interrelationships.’
      • ‘Using study units served to focus the interviews and facilitated the identification and grouping of activities and concerns in each of the coastal areas.’
      • ‘Cooperative learning techniques, including heterogeneous grouping, are a central component of this approach to developing literacy skills.’
      • ‘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.’