Cohort meaning

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The definition of a cohort is a group of people who have come together in support of a common cause, or a group of people who share a common characteristic.

A band of warriors fighting for the same cause are an example of a group of cohorts.

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An ancient Roman military unit of 300-600 men, constituting one tenth of a legion.
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A conspirator or accomplice.
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Any band or body of warriors.
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A band of soldiers.
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(military, history) Any division of a Roman legion, normally of about 500 men.

Three cohorts of men were assigned to the region.

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A subgroup sharing a common factor in a statistical survey, as age or income level.
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(statistics) A demographic grouping of people, especially those in a defined age group, or having a common characteristic.

The 18-24 cohort shows a sharp increase in automobile fatalities over the proximate age groupings.

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A group of people supporting the same thing or person.
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(botany) A natural group of orders of plants, less comprehensive than a class.
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Any group or band.
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An associate, colleague, or supporter.

One of the mayor's cohorts.

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He was able to plea down his sentence by revealing the names of three of his cohorts, as well as the source of the information.

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Origin of cohort

  • Middle English from Old French cohorte from Latin cohors cohort- gher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cohors (stem cohort-), perhaps via Old French cohorte.

    From Wiktionary