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Definition of group noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a number of people or things that are together in the same place or that are connected in some way a group of girls/trees/houses A group of us are going to the theater this evening. Students stood around in groups waiting for the doors to open. The residents formed a community action group. English is a member of the Germanic group of languages The proportion of single parent families varies between different income groups. a minority group ethnic groups a group activity (= done by a number of people working together) She asked her students to get into groups of four. to work in groups see also subgroup There are many other compounds ending in group. You will find them at their place in the alphabet.
  2. 2(business) a number of companies that are owned by the same person or organization a newspaper group the Burton group the group sales director
  3. 3a number of musicians who perform together, especially to play pop music She sings in a rock group.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: group