AskDefine | Define grouping

Dictionary Definition

grouping

Noun

1 any number of entities (members) considered as a unit [syn: group]
2 the activity of putting things together in groups
3 a system for classifying things into groups [syn: pigeonholing]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A collection of things or people united as a group.
  2. The action of the verb to group.

Verb form

grouping
  1. present participle of group

Extensive Definition

Grouping is form of hierarchical knowledge representation, similar to mind mapping, concept mapping and argument mapping, all of which need to observe at least some of the principles of grouping.
The principles of grouping include MECE (mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive), levels of abstraction and horizontal and vertical congruence.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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