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grouping

noun
     
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group‧ing
1APM [countable] a number of people, things, or organizations that do something together or have the same interests, qualities, or features
grouping of
a grouping of eight opposition parties
political/social/economic etc grouping
During this period the family unit becomes the natural social grouping.
a loose grouping (=informal and not well organized) of anti-capitalist protesters
2 [uncountable] the act of putting people or things into groups:
the grouping of students by ability

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