- n. 组；团体
- adj. 群的；团体的
- vi. 聚合
- vt. 把…聚集；把…分组
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- group:  Group was originally a term in art criticism. It referred to the disposition of a set of figures or objects in a painting, drawing, etc. Not until the 18th century was it used in its current general sense. It comes via French groupe from Italian gruppo, which was borrowed originally from prehistoric Germanic *kruppaz ‘round mass, lump’ (formed from the same base as produced English crop).
- group (n.)
- 1690s, originally an art criticism term, "assemblage of figures or objects forming a harmonious whole in a painting or design," from French groupe "cluster, group" (17c.), from Italian gruppo "group, knot," which probably is, with Spanish grupo, from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz "round mass, lump," part of the general group of Germanic kr- words with the sense :rounded mass" (such as crop (n.). Extended to "any assemblage, a number of individuals related in some way" by 1736. Meaning "pop music combo" is from 1958.
- group (v.)
- "form into a group or groups," 1718 (transitive), 1801 (intransitive), from group (n.). Related: Grouped; grouping.
- 1. I thought I'd enrol you with an art group at the school.
- 2. As a group, today's old people are still relatively deprived.
- 3. "Take That" are the best group in the whole world. So there.
- 4. "Telmex" was bought off the government by a group of investors.
- 5. The group had a net profit margin of 30% last year.
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