age group

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noun

persons of approximately the same age and often of the same sex, nationality, educational or social background, etc.

Nearby words

  1. agc,
  2. agcy.,
  3. age,
  4. age allowance,
  5. age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / her infinite variety,
  6. age hardening,
  7. age of anxiety,
  8. age of aquarius,
  9. age of consent,
  10. age of discretion

Origin of age group

First recorded in 1900–05

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Examples from the Web for age-group

  • The age-group 15 to 20 shows very curious variations in the relative mortality of males and females.

  • 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

age-group

n.

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

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