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Origin of cohort
historical usage of cohort
Words nearby cohort
What does cohort mean?
A cohort is a group of people, as in The senator is traveling with a large cohort.
It can also refer to an associate or companion, as in I’m meeting up with some of my cohorts from my days as a salesperson.
Sometimes, cohort refers to an accomplice in crime or some other underhanded activity, as in The supervillain and his cohorts have robbed yet another bank.
When referring to a group, cohort can also be used in a more specific way to mean a group of people who share a common characteristic, come from the same demographic, or have been sorted into the same category. In statistical studies, it’s especially used to refer to people born in the same year or range of years, as in This study focuses on the cohort of people born between 1980 and 1985. In education, cohort is used to refer to a group of students, such as one consisting of students who started in the same year, or one of the multiple smaller groups that a class has been divided into.
In biology, cohort is used to refer to an individual animal or organism in a population of the same species.
Where does cohort come from?
The first records of the word cohort come from the late 1400s. It comes from the Latin cohors, meaning “yard,” “farmyard,” or “company of soldiers” (in reference to a place where soldiers camped). Cohors comes from a combination of co-, meaning “with” or “together,” and hort-, related to hortus, “garden.” (The same root is the basis of the word horticulture.)
The word cohort was originally used to refer to ancient Roman military units consisting of 300 to 600 soldiers. From there, its meaning became more general until it came to mean any group of people, especially those with something in common. (The notion of companionship between soldiers also contributed to its use to refer to a singular companion or associate.)
In education, the word cohort is used to refer to a group of students who have been grouped together based on some category, such as grade level or graduation year. In this context, cohort is often used when other words like class might not be entirely precise. For example, a class of students may be divided into multiple cohorts, such as when the teacher spends time teaching each one separately. Some universities sort students into cohorts based on the year they first enrolled in order to better track graduation rates. The term can also be used in other ways, such as to refer to a group of students in the same program who progress together by taking the same classes.
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What are some synonyms for cohort?
What are some words that share a root or word element with cohort?
What are some words that often get used in discussing cohort?
How is cohort used in real life?
The word cohort can be used in many contexts. When it refers to a group, it can be used in a general way or in more specific ways in the context of education and statistics.
I’m probably in the last age cohort that remembers when big celebrities wouldn’t do commercials in the US; they’d lend themselves to Asian/European campaigns that wouldn’t run here and cheapen their brand. It was the premise of “Lost in Translation!”
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 26, 2018
🚑 After launching our Paramedic Science degree three years ago to help tackle a worrying shortage of trained paramedics, we are delighted to say our first cohort of graduates are ready to help save lives across Yorkshire and beyond!
Find out more. ⬇️https://t.co/We8F9P33bC
— University of Hull (@UniOfHull) August 21, 2020
SHADOW SERVICE #1 is out today! The new comic from @cavanscott and his Cohorts (band name?) is packed with black magic, black ops, action, horror, twists, surprises, demons and talking rats! I've read it, and it rules.
— Tom Huddleston (@TomHuddleston_) August 19, 2020
Ok just got an email that my twins are in different cohorts for school. Rotating on a 6 day school week. How do we do this? I don’t even know what day of the week today is.
— YaminaC (@YaminaC) August 27, 2020
Try using cohort!
Which of the following words is a synonym of cohort?
D. all of the above
Example sentences from the Web for cohort
Forage did not disclose efficacy information, but said that “some” corporate partners hired up to 52% of the cohort from their programs.Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences|Natasha Mascarenhas|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Core to the WSJ’s digital ad buoyancy is its cohort of business-to-business advertiser clients.‘Without the luxury of time’: The Wall Street Journal rolls out new products for the fast-tempo ad market|Lucinda Southern|September 15, 2020|Digiday
Not only that, in deferring to the women in their lives, these investors weren’t even consulting the right demographic cohorts.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs|Rachel King|September 15, 2020|Fortune
What we can say with confidence is that software shares are in a technical correction, and other equities cohorts that we care about are not far behind.Stocks are selling off again, and SaaS shares are taking the biggest lumps|Alex Wilhelm|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
So, DTC startups are looking to capitalize on the exponential growth they are seeing right now by trying to figure out how they can better cater to this new cohort of Covid customers.After record sales, DTC startups are focusing on retention|Anna Hensel|September 4, 2020|Digiday
Good luck finding that cohort of “naïve” participants, noble goal though that it is.
Here was a cohort, after all, that grew up thinking that it could, and would, change the world.
All of which makes me wonder why Lindsey Graham and his cohort were so afraid the guy would clam up.
I went to a fairly prestigious Midwestern university, and I entered the program with a cohort of 14 first-year grad students.
Among an older, Baby Boomer cohort (ages 55 to 69) only 16 percent ever attended such full-time Jewish educational institutions.What It Means That ‘New York Jew’ Is No Longer Synonymous With ‘Liberal’|Michael Medved|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It could not in its whole extent furnish men to fill a Roman cohort.
No sooner did your honored lord send me this dwarf, than arrives Tisiphon of the twelfth cohort.
The centurions of the cohort on guard follow him, and all together sustain the attack for a few instants.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Certainly, if the butchers of the Schwarzburg are to form my cohort.A Son of the Immortals|Louis Tracy
Rather did some of them mutter that with their will whole legions had perished instead of half a cohort.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard