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age group

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

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples of age-group

  • 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.).

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