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cohort

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] uk   /ˈkəʊ.hɔːt/ us    /ˈkoʊ.hɔːrt/
specialized social science a group of people who share a characteristic, usually age: This study followed up a cohort of 386 patients aged 65+ for six months after their discharge home. disapproving a group of people who support a particular person, usually a leader: The Mayor and his cohorts have abused their positions of power.
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