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Definition: A cohort is a collection of all people who share a particular experience, particularly through being born during the same time period (known as a birth cohort). The concept of a cohort is important in sociology and especially in the study of social change. Because each new cohort experiences society in its own way under unique historical conditions, it inevitably contributes to social change by reinterpreting cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes.

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