For SharePoint 2013 is this the correct terminology to explain the ribbon menu?

The areas that are labeled New, Manage, Hierarchy, Actions, Share & Track and Workflows are the title section in the ribbon menu and the upper sections are the functions. Is this correct?

screenshot of the ribbon menu

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The Ribbon implementation is not just restricted to Sharepoint but is part of the Office UI that launched with this new design.

The ribbon is defined by the Ribbon.xml and as per the XML schema

Ribbon --> Tab --> Groups --> Actions/Controls

So the New, Manage, Heirarchy etc. would be groups and the individual icons, the Actions/Controls.

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