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English definition of “group”


noun [C]    /ɡrup/
a number of people or things that are together or considered as a unit : a group of trees I’m meeting a group of friends for dinner . A group is also a number of people who play music together, especially popular music : a rock / soul group chemistry A group is also any of the columns in the periodic table of chemical elements . group    /ɡrup/ verb [T] She grouped the children by height for the class photograph .
(Definition of group noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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