from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of uniting into groups.
  • noun A collection of people or things united into a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act, process, or result of arranging in a group; relative arrangement or disposition, as of figures in a painting, persons on a stage or in a dance, incidents in a story, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Fine Arts) The disposal or relative arrangement of figures or objects, as in, drawing, painting, and sculpture, or in ornamental design.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A collection of things or people united as a group.
  • noun The action of the verb to group.
  • verb Present participle of group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a system for classifying things into groups
  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
  • noun the activity of putting things together in groups


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