Gathering vs Grouping - What's the difference?

gathering | grouping |


As nouns the difference between gathering and grouping

is that gathering is a meeting or get-together; a party or social function while grouping is a collection of things or people united as a group.

As verbs the difference between gathering and grouping

is that gathering is present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together while grouping is .

gathering

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
  • I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.
  • A group of people or things.
  • A gathering of fruit.
  • ((bookbinding)) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.
  • This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation.
  • A charitable contribution; a collection.
  • A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), equivalent to .

    Verb

    (head)
  • present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together
  • She enjoyed gathering wildflowers.
    Derived terms
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    grouping

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A collection of things or people united as a group.
  • The action of the verb to group .
  • Verb

    (head)