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English definition of “cohort”

cohort

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /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 .Groups of people disapproving a group of people who support a particular person , usually a leader : The Mayor and his cohorts have abused their positions of power .Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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