Definition of age group in US English:

age group


  • A number of people or things classed together as being of similar age.

    • ‘That age group is the biggest category in the applications received by the Bureau.’
    • ‘Perhaps my age group will be middle-aged for longer than any previous generation.’
    • ‘These people were mostly pensioners, belonging to the age group written off as past it by most employers.’
    • ‘She added that the classrooms and cloakrooms were very large and airy and ideal for the particular age group.’
    • ‘The complex has a lot of people who are in our age group and who are parents of young kids too, so we have a lot in common.’
    • ‘Each age group put on their own show, which was enjoyed by the large attendance on the night.’
    • ‘Nowadays it seems that everyone is at different stages of learning in the same age group.’
    • ‘If you can dominate your age group when you're out of form, then you know you're good.’
    • ‘You will be talking to a person in your own age group, and the service is totally confidential.’
    • ‘They are concerned that the age group of these people is getting lower and lower.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the Government has extended its New Deal employment scheme to the same age group.’
    • ‘Sarina came first in the slow modern solo, tap solo and neoclassical solo for her age group.’
    • ‘It was far more relevant to the age group being examined and far better pitched, he said.’
    • ‘All are in my age group, have similar interests to me and write in English.’
    • ‘His years away at school and college meant he had been cut off to some extent from those of his age group.’
    • ‘Laura does most her training for swimming and is ranked in the top five for her age group in that sport.’
    • ‘The foundation tries to guide children to read books suitable for their age group.’
    • ‘He is the current England number one in his age group and has won the national singles title for the last three years.’
    • ‘All the boxes were marked with the age group that the gift was suitable for and whether it was for a boy or a girl.’
    • ‘I thought thank goodness there are some of his age group who have the guts to put in print his opinion of Great Britain.’
    number of years, lifetime, duration, length of life
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age group

/ˈeɪdʒ ˌɡrup//ˈāj ˌɡro͞op/