- 1. (noun) A group of people that share a statistical or demographic characteristic.
- Example: All the students in the class of 2014.
- 2. (noun) A group of people who are approximately the same age.
- Example: Everyone born in 1979.
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- Plural: cohorts
- While the term cohort typically indicates an age group, it can mean any demographic characteristic such as people with children, people who are married, or people who have a degree in sociology.
- A cohort based on age is technically an age cohort. and often exhibits a cohort effect.
- In cohort studies, an inception cohort describes a group of people followed from an early and consistent point such as the onset of a disease or the first day of university.
- Cohort used in a sentence: My classmates and I are cohorts.
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