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English noun: group

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


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


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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