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Meaning of cohort

co•hort

Pronunciation: (kō'hôrt), [key]
— n.
  1. a group or company: She has a cohort of admirers.
  2. a companion or associate.
  3. one of the ten divisions in an ancient Roman legion, numbering from 300 to 600 soldiers.
  4. any group of soldiers or warriors.
  5. an accomplice; abettor: He got off with probation, but his cohorts got ten years apiece.
  6. a group of persons sharing a particular statistical or demographic characteristic: the cohort of all children born in 1980.
  7. an individual in a population of the same species.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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