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Sunday, July 22, 2001

Definitions for cohort

  1. A group or band of people.
  2. A companion; an associate.
  3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.

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Citations for cohort
Ultimately we could have the know-how to breed these groups of human beings -- called 'clones' after the Greek word for a throng -- to produce a cohort of super-astronauts or dustmen, soldiers or senators, each with identical physical and mental characteristics most suited to do the job they have to do. William Breckon,
We, he indicated his cohorts, "are stopping at the Marriot. Hilary Mantel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street
Origin of cohort
1475-1485
Cohort derives from Latin cohors, "an enclosure, a yard," hence, "a division of an army camp," hence "a troop, a company," hence, "a division of the Roman army."