age-group

noun

: a segment of a population that is of approximately the same age or is within a specified range of ages

Examples of age-group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mary Cain was the youngest ever US track and field athlete to make the World Championships team, a teenage phenomenon who held several national age-group records in middle-distance running. Issy Ronald, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Registration closed on September 16 and the age-group field and charity fields will be announced by about the first week of October. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 18 Sep. 2022 The lifting of the UEFA ban is limited and provisional, covering only age-group teams; Russia’s senior men’s and women’s teams are still ineligible for international competition. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2023 But long after several dozen elite runners complete the loop around Mont Blanc, age-group runners continue to endure the grueling climbs and punishing descents of the course and a second night of running through the dark to make their own glorious finishes in Chamonix. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 31 Aug. 2022 Even Prince William and Kate’s popularities wane significantly among the younger age-group, with one YouGov poll showing that just over 40% of 18-24-year-olds express a positive view of each of them in contrast to around 85% of over 65s. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 8 Sep. 2023 Boyes had a storied career that included an age-group record in a 1,000-meter time trial in 2015. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2023 Grandson Dan Baker has run the Boston Marathon several times and recently won an age-group race in Florida. Gregg Doyel indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 15 June 2023 Kairan has made lots of new college friends while retaining his age-group pals. Susan Katz Keating, Peoplemag, 13 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of age-group was in 1893

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“Age-group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/age-group. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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