Example: All the students in the class of 2014.
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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- Word origin of “cohort” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Cohort
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
cohort. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 21, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“cohort.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/cohort/>.