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age group

persons of approximately the same age and often of the same sex, nationality, educational or social background, etc.
Origin of age group
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The age-group 15 to 20 shows very curious variations in the relative mortality of males and females.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins
  • Also disturbing are statistics showing that most of those apprehended for it are in the eighteen-to-thirty-year age-group.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Word Origin and History for age-group

1904, originally a term in the science of demographics, from age (n.) + group (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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