Definitions of grouping

n any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

Great Lakes
a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
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human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world
all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)
a basic group of natural objects
biological group
a group of plants or animals
biotic community, community
(ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
social group
people sharing some social relation
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole
all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
electron shell
a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom
ethnic group, ethnos
people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock
(ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
cloud, swarm
a group of many things in the air or on the ground
a distinct and often subordinate group within a group
saints collectively
citizenry, people
the body of citizens of a state or country
a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
hoi polloi, mass, masses, multitude, people, the great unwashed
the common people generally
(Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
(law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of the twelve groups of states in the United States that is covered by a particular circuit court of appeals
scheme, system
a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection
actinide, actinoid, actinon
any of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
lanthanide, lanthanoid, lanthanon, rare earth, rare-earth element
any element of the lanthanide series (atomic numbers 57 through 71)
any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions
the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
floral arrangement, flower arrangement
a decorative arrangement of flowers
contrivance, lash-up
any improvised arrangement for temporary use
a collection or stock of drugs
a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers
a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
collection of clothing belonging to one person
collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
population, universe
(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
language system
a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
an orderly arrangement
categorisation, categorization, classification
a group of people or things arranged by class or category
mineral kingdom
all inorganic objects; contrasts with animal and plant kingdoms
a group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution
a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group
age bracket, age group, cohort
a group of people having approximately the same age
people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
people who are frustrated and perplexed
people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
people viewed as members of a group
people who are brave
cautious, timid
people who are fearful and cautious
business people, businesspeople
people who transact business (especially business executives)
country people, countryfolk
people living in the same country; compatriots
people who are condemned to eternal punishment
people who are no longer living
people who are still living
people who have severe hearing impairments
defeated, discomfited
people who are defeated
disabled, handicapped
people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
doomed, lost
people who are destined to die soon
any hostile group of people
episcopacy, episcopate
the collective body of bishops
aestivation, estivation
(botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
common people, folk, folks
people in general (often used in the plural)
free, free people
people who are free
people who are confined to their homes
enlightened, initiate
people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
developmentally challenged, mentally retarded, retarded
people collectively who are mentally retarded
network army
a group of like-minded people united by the internet; a new kind of social or political of business group that may exert broad influence on a shared concern
people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation
peanut gallery
(figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance)
a small isolated group of people
people who have retreated
people who are sick
people engaged in trade
maimed, wounded
people who are wounded
the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
art collection
a collection of art works
an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
a collection of related things intended for use together
a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit
book, rule book
a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
bottle collection
a collection of bottles
bunch, caboodle, lot
any collection in its entirety
coin collection
a collection of coins
any collection of diverse things
everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
ensemble, tout ensemble
an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
a collection of writings
a collection of people or things appearing together
tenants of an estate considered as a group
a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
flagstones collectively
bits and splinters and fragments
a complete collection of similar things
deal, hand
the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time
long suit
in a hand, the suit having the most cards
a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
stamp collection
a collection of stamps
statues collectively
sum, sum total, summation
the final aggregate
a jumbled collection or mass
a collection of gimmicks
nuclear club
the nations possessing nuclear weapons
agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, mound, pile
a collection of objects laid on top of each other
an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)
a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
a social group that forms part of the society or the economy
ethnic minority
a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population
color, colour, people of color, people of colour
a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
Herrenvolk, master race
a race that considers itself superior to all others and fitted to rule the others
interest, interest group
(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
clan, kin, kin group, kindred, kinship group, tribe
group of people related by blood or marriage
your friends and acquaintances
class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum
people having the same social, economic, or educational status
a social group holding marginal or extreme views
assemblage, gathering
a group of persons together in one place
an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
hit parade
a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
historical and literary materials relating to Judaism
a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
library, program library, subroutine library
(computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another
congregation, faithful, fold
a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
a group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group
animal or plant group having natural relations
biology, biota
all the plant and animal life of a particular region
fauna, zoology
all the animal life in a particular region or period
petting zoo
a collection of docile animals for children to pet and feed
animal group
a group of animals
a group of organisms of the same type living or growing together
infestation, plague
a swarm of insects that attack plants
a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
collection of materials of or characteristic of the Victorian era
category, class, family
a collection of things sharing a common attribute
job lot
a miscellaneous collection of things sold together
bundle, package, packet, parcel
a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
organisation, organization
a group of people who work together
defence, defense, defense lawyers, defense team
the defendant and his legal advisors collectively
the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)
(linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related
GAAP, generally accepted accounting principles
a collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice; includes broad guidelines as well as detailed procedures
laity, temporalty
in Christianity, members of a religious community that do not have the priestly responsibilities of ordained clergy
all the gods of a religion
Achaean, Arcado-Cyprians
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Aeolia
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC
the ancient Greek inhabitants of Attica and related regions in Ionia
the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
the body of people who are citizens of a particular government
judicatory, judicature, judicial system, judiciary
the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
country, land, nation
the people who live in a nation or country
Free World
anti-communist countries collectively
Third World
underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively
the nations of the European continent collectively
the nations of the Asian continent collectively
North America
the nations of the North American continent collectively
Central America
the nations of Central America collectively
South America
the nations of the South American continent collectively
too much population
poor, poor people
people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
rich, rich people
people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
populace, public, world
people in general considered as a whole
the people who inhabit a territory or state
a group of people having the power of effective action
the reserve players on a team
a group of persons who are engaged in a common activity
(biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
the part of the general public interested in a source of information or entertainment
followers, following
a group of followers or enthusiasts
revolving door
an organization or institution with a high rate of turnover of personnel or membership
band, circle, lot, set
an unofficial association of people or groups
gangdom, gangland, organized crime
underworld organizations
Oort cloud
(astronomy) a hypothetical huge collection of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto; perturbations (as by other stars) can upset a comet's orbit and may send it tumbling toward the sun
a splendid assemblage (especially of famous people)
extragalactic nebula, galaxy
(astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
a group of warships organized as a tactical unit
group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
nonalignment, nonalinement
people (or countries) who are not aligned with other people (or countries) in a pact or treaty
brahman, brahmin
the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category
the second highest of the four varnas: the noble or warrior category
the third of the four varnas: the commoners or yeoman farmers or mercantile and professional category
shudra, sudra
the lowest of the four varnas: the servants and workers of low status
repertoire, repertory
a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
repertoire, repertory
the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
economic system, economy
the system of production and distribution and consumption
form of government, political system
the members of a social organization who are in power
a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
descendants, posterity
all of the offspring of a given progenitor
coevals, contemporaries, generation
all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe
folk, tribe
a social division of (usually preliterate) people
tableau, tableau vivant
a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting)
(botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf
(botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens
the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure
the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
batch, clutch
a collection of things or persons to be handled together
all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
business, clientele, patronage
customers collectively
rank and file
people who constitute the main body of any group
smart money
people who are highly experienced or who have inside information
rogue's gallery
a collection of pictures of criminals
exhibition, expo, exposition
a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
air power, aviation
the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
a system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)
a system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
network, web
an interconnected system of things or people
nonlinear system
a system whose performance cannot be described by equations of the first degree
a system that is part of some larger system
a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
a systematic orderly arrangement
a collection of particulars considered as a system
an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'
botany, flora, vegetation
all the plant life in a particular region or period
jurisprudence, law
the collection of rules imposed by authority
a collection of live animals for study or display
order, ordering, ordination
logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
data, information
a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
mail, post
any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
a collection of precious things
treasure trove
any collection of valuables that is discovered
trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively
troponomy, troponymy
the place names of a region or a language considered collectively
front, movement, social movement
a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
people who have not confessed
unemployed, unemployed people
people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
women as distinguished from men
Jews collectively
a collection of small fragments considered as a whole
chosen people
any people believing themselves to be chosen by God
an ethnic group living in Azerbaijan
an ethnic group speaking Bengali and living in Bangladesh and eastern India
an ethnic group speaking Flemish and living in northern and western Belgium
Hebrews, Israelites
the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
Mbundu, Ovimbundu
an ethnic group speaking Umbundu and living in western Angola
Tadzhik, Tajik
an ethnic group (mostly Moslem) living in Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
an ethnic group speaking a dialect of French and living in southern and eastern Belgium and neighboring parts of France
a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function
solar system
the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
water system
a river and all of its tributaries
Black race, Negro race, Negroid race
a dark-skinned race
Caucasian race, Caucasoid race, White people, White race
a light-skinned race
Mongolian race, Mongoloid race, Yellow race
an Asian race
Amerindian race, Indian race
usually included in the Mongoloid race
Indian race
sometimes included in the Caucasian race; native to the subcontinent of India
Abo, Aboriginal, Aborigine, Australian Aborigine, native Australian
a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
Slavic people, Slavic race
a race of people speaking a Slavonic language
a member of a people who live in Kurdistan, a region in southwest Asia; the largest ethnic group without their own state
a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria
a native or inhabitant of Nubia
root system, rootage
a developed system of roots
terbium metal
a separate group of related lanthanides, including terbium, europium, gadolinium, and sometimes dysprosium
At, astatine, atomic number 85
a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
Br, atomic number 35, bromine
a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water
Cl, atomic number 17, chlorine
a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
F, atomic number 9, fluorine
a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
I, atomic number 53, iodin, iodine
a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)
a system or organized structure that is large, uniform, and powerful
Type of:
abstract entity, abstraction
a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

n a system for classifying things into groups

Type of:
classification system
a system for classifying things

n the activity of putting things together in groups

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the act of grouping things or people in pairs
the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
assortment, categorisation, categorization, classification, compartmentalisation, compartmentalization
the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection
the act of gathering something together
grouping by class or kind or size
buddy system
a cooperative practice of pairing two or more people together for mutual assistance or safety (especially in recreational swimming)
match-up, matchup
the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition
connecting syllables and words by hyphens
the act of classifying and providing an index in order to make items easier to retrieve
classifying something again (usually in a new category)
the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category
the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
classification according to general type
the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
compilation, compiling
the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)
gather, gathering
the act of gathering something
bottle collection
the activity of collecting bottles
conchology, shell collecting
the collection and study of mollusc shells
coin collecting, coin collection, numismatics, numismatology
the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places
philately, stamp collecting, stamp collection
the collection and study of postage stamps
tax collection
the collection of taxes
sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food
sorting one thing from others
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any specific behavior

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