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peer group

n
(Sociology) a social group composed of individuals of approximately the same age

peer′ group`


n.
a group of friends or associates, usu. of similar background, social status, and esp. age, who are likely to influence a person's beliefs and behavior.
[1940–45]

peer group

A group of people who are approximately equal in age or social status.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peer group - contemporaries of the same status
coevals, contemporaries, generation - all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Translations

peer group

nPeergroup f, → Alterskohorte f

peer group

n (contemporaries) → gruppo di coetanei; (from same social class, background) → persone fpl del proprio ambiente
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Periodic reports compare investment performance with appropriate index, peer groups and IPS objectives.
More specifically, she did not feel a sense of belonging in either peer group and consequently felt vulnerable to feelings of confusion, uncertainty, and distress.
The survey asked respondents to indicate how strongly their peer group would approve or disapprove if they said they wanted to engage in each of twenty leisure activities.