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"peer group" in British English

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peer groupnoun [C usually singular, + sing/pl verb]

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the ​people who are ​approximately the same ​age as you and come from a ​similarsocialgroup: These ​childrenscoredsignificantlylower on ​intelligencetests than ​others in ​theirpeergroup.
(Definition of peer group from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peer group" in Business English

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peer groupnoun [C]

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a ​group of ​people who are similar in age, ​education, ​position, etc.: Brands are a way of ​identifying with a ​social or ​economicpeergroup.
a ​group of ​companies that ​offer similar ​products or ​services: Total ​returns on the company's ​sharesslipped below the ​globalpeergroupaverage.
(Definition of peer group from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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