Group vs Walkabout - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between group and walkabout

is that group is a number of things or persons being in some relation to one another while walkabout is (australian aboriginal) a nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes.

As a verb group

is to put together to form a group.

group

English

Alternative forms

* groupe (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A number of things or persons being in some relation to one another.
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  • (group theory) A set with an associative binary operation, under which there exists an identity element, and such that each element has an inverse.
  • (geometry, archaic) An effective divisor on a curve.
  • A (usually small) group of people who perform music together.
  • (astronomy) A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxies that are near each other.
  • (chemistry) A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.
  • (chemistry) A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.
  • (sociology) A subset of a culture or of a society.
  • (military) An air force formation.
  • (geology) A collection of formations or rock strata.
  • (computing) A number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.
  • An element of an espresso machine from which hot water pours into the portafilter.
  • (music) A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined at the stems; sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a few short notes.
  • (sports) A set of teams playing each other in the same division, while at the same time not playing teams that belong to other sets in the division.
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  • Synonyms

    * (number of things or persons being in some relation to each other) collection, set * (people who perform music together) band, ensemble * See also

    Hypernyms

    * (in group theory) monoid

    Derived terms

    * Abelian group, abelian group * encounter group * factor group * free group * fundamental group * general linear group * girl group * group homomorphism * group isomorphism * group leader * group representation * group theory * Lie group * Local Group * minority group * p -group * pop group * quotient group * simple group * subgroup

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put together to form a group.
  • To come together to form a group.
  • Synonyms

    * (put together to form a group) amass, categorise/categorize, classify, collect, collect up, gather, gather together, gather up

    walkabout

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australian aboriginal) A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes
  • A walking trip
  • (British) A public stroll by some celebrity to meet a group of people informally
  • An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.
  • (Australian)Colloquially used to denote any missing or stolen object ie. "The paper shredder seems to have gone walkabout."
  • (public stroll) * Dutch: , (trans-bottom) Australian Aboriginal English