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English noun: group

1. group any number of entities (members) considered as a unit


Synonymsgrouping


Broader (hypernym)abstract entity, abstraction


Narrower (hyponym)accumulation, actinide, actinoid, actinon, aggregation, arrangement, assemblage, association, biological group, biotic community, circuit, citizenry, cloud, collection, community, edition, electron shell, ethnic group, ethnos, halogen, hoi polloi, human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, kingdom, lanthanide, lanthanoid, lanthanon, man, mankind, mass, masses, multitude, people, people, people, population, race, rare earth, rare-earth element, sainthood, scheme, series, social group, straggle, subgroup, swarm, system, the great unwashed, varna, world


Instance hyponymGreat Lakes

2. group (substance) (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule


Synonymschemical group, radical


Broader (hypernym)building block, unit


Narrower (hyponym)acyl, acyl group, alcohol group, alcohol radical, aldehyde group, aldehyde radical, alkyl, alkyl group, alkyl radical, allyl, allyl group, allyl radical, amino, amino group, amyl, arsenic group, azido group, azido radical, azo group, azo radical, benzoyl group, benzoyl radical, benzyl, benzyl group, benzyl radical, butyl, cacodyl, cacodyl group, cacodyl radical, carbonyl group, carboxyl, carboxyl group, chromophore, cyanide group, cyanide radical, cyano group, cyano radical, glyceryl, hydrazo group, hydrazo radical, hydroxyl, hydroxyl group, hydroxyl radical, ketone group, methylene, methylene group, methylene radical, nitrite, nitro group, propyl, propyl group, propyl radical, uranyl, uranyl group, uranyl radical, vinyl, vinyl group, vinyl radical


Part meronymmolecule


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

3. group (cognition) a set that is closed, associative, has an identity element and every element has an inverse


Synonymsmathematical group


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)Abelian group, commutative group, subgroup


English verb: group

1. group (cognition) arrange into a group or groups


SamplesCan you group these shapes together?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out


Narrower (hyponym)batch, bracket, chunk, collocate, lump, regroup

2. group (competition) form a group or group together


ExamplesThe crowds group in the streets


Synonymsaggroup


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet


Narrower (hyponym)brigade, embed, gang, gang up, pool, team, team up









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