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cohort

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noun co·hort \ˈkō-ˌhȯrt\

Simple Definition of cohort

  • : a friend or companion

  • : a group of people used in a study who have something (such as age or social class) in common

Full Definition of cohort

  1. 1 a :  one of 10 divisions of an ancient Roman legion b :  a group of warriors or soldiers c :  band, group d :  a group of individuals having a statistical factor (as age or class membership) in common in a demographic study <a cohort of premedical students>

  2. 2 :  companion, colleague <a few of their…cohorts decided to form a company — Burt Hochberg>

Examples of cohort

  1. The police arrested the gang's leader and his cohorts.

  2. Depression was a common problem for people in that age cohort.



Origin of cohort

Middle English, from Latin cohort-, cohors — more at court


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

cohort

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noun co·hort \ˈkō-ˌhȯ(ə)rt\

Medical Definition of cohort

  1. :  a group of individuals having a statistical factor (as age or risk) in common <the population consisted of two cohorts: 204 clearly exposed and 163 not exposed—R. R. Suskind et al>





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