Definition of Group
The Canada social science dictionary  provides the following meaning of Group: An aggregate of individuals having some characteristic in common. They may be distinguished from others by appearance, language, socio-economic status or cultural values and practices. A group is often characterized by a sense of common identity, shared interests and goals among its members, but a group may exist simply because its members share some objective characteristic and are defined as a group by others.
Notes and References
- Drislane, R., & Parkinson, G. (2016). (Concept of) Group. Online dictionary of the social sciences. Open University of Canada