Meaning of GROUP in English

■ noun [treated as sing. or plural ]

1》 a number of people or things located, gathered, or classed together.

2》 a number of musicians who play popular music together.

3》 Chemistry a set of elements occupying a column in the periodic table and having broadly similar properties.

4》 Chemistry a combination of atoms having a recognizable identity in a number of compounds.

5》 Mathematics a set of elements, together with an associative binary operation, which contains an inverse for each element and an identity element.

6》 a division of an air force, usually consisting of two or more stations.

■ verb place in or form a ~ or ~s.


~age noun

~ing noun


C17: from Fr. ~e , from Ital. gruppo , of Gmc origin; related to crop .

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