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age cohort

Definition of Age Cohort

(noun) A group of people born around the same time period from a particular population that typically shares certain events and experiences over their life course.

Example of Age Cohort

Age Cohort Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /eɪdʒ ˈkoʊˌhɔ(ə)rt/
    • British English
      • /eɪdʒ ˈkəʊhɔːt/
  • Syllabification: (age co·hort)

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Cite the Definition of Age Cohort

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2019. “age cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

age cohort. (2019). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2019. “age cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“age cohort.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2019. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/>.