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Definitions of Cohort

  1. (noun) A group of people that share a demographic characteristic.
  2. (noun) A group of people who are approximately the same age.

Examples of Cohort

  • Definition 1:
    • All the students in the class of 2014.
  • Definition 2:
    • Everyone born in 1979.

Cohort Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: co·hort

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kOH-hort/
  • British English – /kOH-hawt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈkoʊˌhɔ(ə)rt/
  • British English – /ˈkəʊhɔːt/

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Cite the Definition of Cohort

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 23, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

cohort. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 23, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“cohort.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 23 Jun. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/>.