Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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1. any set of organisms belonging to the same species that remain together for a time while interactive with one another to a distinctly greater degree than with other conspecific organisms.

See foraging group pattern.

2. in behavior, a number of animals that associate and interact with one another, remaining together separate from other such conspecific units or remaining together within a larger unit (technically as a subgroup); the composition of a group is known.

See party.

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