n set of individuals with sth in common, esp acting together within a larger organization 小集团（尤指大组织中行动一致的）
*various anti-leadership groupings within the party 党内形形色色的反领导小集团.
a number of people, things, or organizations that do something together or have the same interests, qualities, or features
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
the act of putting people or things into groups
the grouping of students by ability