Meaning of “cohort” in the English Dictionary

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"cohort" in British English

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cohortnoun [ 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.

(Definition of “cohort” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cohort" in Business English

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cohortnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊhɔːt/ us

a group of people who share a characteristic, usually age:

About 42% of women in this age cohort have a college degree.
This year's cohort of graduates will have particular difficulties finding jobs.

a person or a group of people who support a particular person, usually a leader:

Perhaps he should have considered warning his cohort away from his investments.

(Definition of “cohort” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)