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group

  

      n  
1    a number of persons or things considered as a collective unit  
2   
a    a number of persons bound together by common social standards, interests, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
group behaviour     
3    a small band of players or singers, esp. of pop music  
4    a number of animals or plants considered as a unit because of common characteristics, habits, etc.  
5      (Grammar)      another word, esp. in systemic grammar, for       phrase       1  
6    an association of companies under a single ownership and control, consisting of a holding company, subsidiary companies, and sometimes associated companies  
7    two or more figures or objects forming a design or unit in a design, in a painting or sculpture  
8    a military formation comprising complementary arms and services, usually for a purpose  
a brigade group     
9    an air force organization of higher level than a squadron  
10      (Also called)    radical     (Chem)   two or more atoms that are bound together in a molecule and behave as a single unit  
a methyl group -CH3         Compare       free radical  
11    a vertical column of elements in the periodic table that all have similar electronic structures, properties, and valencies  
   Compare       period       8  
12      (Geology)   any stratigraphical unit, esp. the unit for two or more formations  
13      (Maths)   a set under an operation involving any two members of the set such that the set is closed, associative, and contains both an identity and the inverse of each member  
14       See       blood group  
      vb  
15    to arrange or place (things, people, etc.) in or into a group or (of things, etc.) to form into a group  
     (C17: from French groupe, of Germanic origin; compare Italian gruppo; see crop)  


Abelian group  
      n   a group the defined binary operation of which is commutative: if a and b are members of an Abelian group then ab = ba  
     (C19: named after Niels Henrik Abel (1802--29), Norwegian mathematician)  
blood group  
      n   any one of the various groups into which human blood is classified on the basis of its agglutinogens,   (Also called)    blood type  
Bloomsbury Group  
      n   a group of writers, artists, and intellectuals living and working in and around Bloomsbury in London from about 1907 to 1930. Influenced by the philosophy of G. E. Moore, they included Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Clive and Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, E. M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant, and John Maynard Keynes  
British Technology Group  
      n   a government-appointed organization formed in 1981 by the merger of the National Enterprise Board and the National Research and Development Corporation to encourage and finance technological innovation,   (Abbrev)    BTG  
carboxyl group   , radical  
      n   the monovalent group --COOH, consisting of a carbonyl group bound to a hydroxyl group: the functional group in organic acids  
     (C19 carboxyl, from carbo- + oxy-2 + -yl)  
control group  
      n   any group used as a control in a statistical experiment, esp. a group of patients who receive either a placebo or a standard drug during an investigation of the effects of another drug on other patients  
encounter group  
      n   a group of people who meet in order to develop self-awareness and mutual understanding by openly expressing their feelings, by confrontation, physical contact, etc.  
ethylene group   , radical  
      n     (Chem)   the divalent group, -CH2CH2-, derived from ethylene  
focus group  
      n   a group of people brought together to give their opinions on a particular issue or product, often for the purpose of market research  
functional group  
      n     (Chem)   the group of atoms in a compound, such as the hydroxyl group in an alcohol, that determines the chemical behaviour of the compound  
ginger group  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a group within a party, association, etc., that enlivens or radicalizes its parent body  
group captain  
      n   an officer holding commissioned rank senior to a wing commander but junior to an air commodore in the British RAF and certain other air forces  
group dynamics  
      n   functioning as sing     (Psychol)   a field of social psychology concerned with the nature of human groups, their development, and their interactions with individuals, other groups, and larger organizations  
group insurance  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   insurance relating to life, health, or accident and covering several persons, esp. the employees of a firm, under a single contract at reduced premiums  
group marriage  
      n   an arrangement in which several males live together with several females, forming a conjugal unit  
Group of Five  
      n   France, Japan, UK, U.S., and Germany acting as a group to stabilize their currency exchange rates,   (Abbrev.)    G5  
Group of Seven  
      n   the seven leading industrial nations excepting the USSR, i.e. Canada, France, Italy, Japan, UK, U.S., and Germany (formerly West Germany), whose heads of state and finance ministers meet regularly to coordinate economic policy,   (Abbrev.)    G7  
Group of Seventy Seven  
      n   the developing countries of the world,   (Abbrev.)    G77  
Group of Ten  
      n   the ten nations who met in Paris in 1961 to arrange the special drawing rights of the IMF; Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, U.S., and West Germany,   (Abbrev.)    G10  
Group of Three  
      n   Japan, U.S., and Germany (formerly West Germany), regarded as the largest western industrialized nations  
Group of Twenty-Four  
      n   the twenty-four richest and most industrialized countries of the world,   (Abbrev.)    G24  
group practice  
      n   a medical practice undertaken by a group of associated doctors who work together as partners or as specialists in different areas  
group speed   , velocity  
      n     (Physics)   the speed at which energy is propagated in a wave. This is the quantity determined when one measures the distance which the radiation travels in a given time. In a medium in which the speed increases with wavelength the group speed is less than the phase speed, and vice versa  
group therapy  
      n     (Psychol)   the simultaneous treatment of a number of individuals who are members of a natural group or who are brought together to share their problems in group discussion  
house group   , church  
      n   a group of Christians who regularly meet to worship, study the Bible, etc. in someone's house  
income group  
      n   a group in a given population having incomes within a certain range  
in-group  
      n     (Sociol)   a highly cohesive and relatively closed social group characterized by the preferential treatment reserved for its members and the strength of loyalty between them  
   Compare       out-group  
ketone group  
      n     (Chem)   the functional group of ketones: a carbonyl group attached to the carbon atoms of two other organic groups  
Local Group  
      n     (Astronomy)   the cluster of galaxies to which the Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy belong  
marathon group  
      n   (in psychotherapy) an encounter group that lasts for many hours or days  
out-group  
      n     (Sociol)   persons excluded from an in-group  
Oxford Group  
      n      an early name for       Moral Rearmament  
peer group  
      n   a social group composed of individuals of approximately the same age  
point group  
      n     (Crystallog)      another term for       crystal class  
pressure group  
      n   a group of people who seek to exert pressure on legislators, public opinion, etc., in order to promote their own ideas or welfare  
prosthetic group  
      n   the nonprotein component of a conjugated protein, such as the lipid group in a lipoprotein  
restricted users group  
      n   a group of people who, with knowledge of a secret password, or by some other method, have access to restricted information stored in a computer,   (Abbrev)    RUG  
splinter group  
      n   a number of members of an organization, political party, etc., who split from the main body and form an independent association, usually as the result of dissension  
T-group  
      n     (Psychol)   a group that meets for educational or therapeutic purposes to study its own communication  
     (C20: from (Sensitivity) T(raining) Group)  
topological group  
      n     (Maths)   a group, such as the set of all real numbers, that constitutes a topological space and in which multiplication and inversion are continuous  
Tribune Group  
      n   (in Britain) a group made up of left-wing Labour Members of Parliament: founded 1966  
     (named after the Tribune newspaper, with which it is associated)  
  Tribunite      n, adj  
World Bank Group  
      n   the collective name for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, and the International Development Association, whose headquarters are all in Washington  
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group

  

      n  
1    aggregation, assemblage, association, band, batch, bevy, bunch, camp, category, circle, class, clique, clump, cluster, collection, company, congregation, coterie, crowd, faction, formation, gang, gathering, organization, pack, party, posse     (slang)   set, troop  
      vb  
2    arrange, assemble, associate, assort, bracket, class, classify, dispose, gather, marshal, order, organize, put together, range, sort  
3    associate, band together, cluster, congregate, consort, fraternize, gather, get together  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
Refers to a teen’s group of friends.
Usually employed as "squad goals": term used to describe who you want your group to be or what you want your group to accomplish.
n.
a small group of people or things within a much larger group
There are a lot of national minorities in my home country (Denmark). We have a lot of people from Poland, Somalia etc.
n.
Term used to describe who one wants their group to be or what they want their group to accomplish.
[Slang] This has been made popular by Taylor Swift and her fleet of Twitter followers. "Oh my gosh, they are seriously squad goals!"
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
n.
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
n.
a group selfie ; a picture taken by one person next to other people, usually to share it through social media
[Slang] comes from the combination of "selfie" and "us"
n.
a group to vote for as a whole, not by individuals.
a term used on voting ballots
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
n.
police crowd management technique that consists of herding people into a compact group. AKA corralling
n.
a group of people who decide to meet and make purchases at a local business. The aim is both to support it and to meet up with the community.
Inspired by the phenomenon of flash mobs, which refers to groups of people mobilized by social media to perform entertaining or unusual acts in public, such as choreographies
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
exp.
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.
n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
n.
An avant-garde, experimental and encyclopaedism-focused poetry group founded by Chinese epic poet Yin Xiaoyuan
[Slang]
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