Definition of Peer group

1. Noun. Contemporaries of the same status.

Generic synonyms: Coevals, Contemporaries, Generation
Member holonyms: Compeer, Equal, Match, Peer

Medical Definition of Peer group

1. Group composed of associates of same species, approximately the same age, and usually of similar rank or social status. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peer Group

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peeping toms
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peer-reviewed journal
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peer group (current term)
peer of the realm
peer pressure
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Literary usage of Peer group

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prevention Plus II: Tools for Creating and Sustaining Drug-Free Communities (1994)
"Strategies Focused on the peer group Current research indicates that peer influences play ... peer group."

2. Alcohol Use Among U. S. Ethnic Minorities edited by Danielle Spiegler (1993)
"A peer group consensus determines where and when alcohol is to be used, ... A peer group includes any formal or informal group with which a youth associates ..."

3. The Making of the American Citizenry: An Introduction to Political Socialization by Michael P. Riccards (1973)
"In Chapter 2 it was pointed out that the child begins to be affected by his peer group playmates even during the latent phases of political socialization. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"One can agree with a moderately stated version of the author's thesis: If the Russians have gone too far in subjecting the child and his peer group to ..."

5. Meta-Analysis of Drug Abuse Prevention Programs edited by William J. Bukoski (1998)
"The first subcategory was labeled "peer group characteristics." This set of measures included various descriptive indices that characterized peer groups as ..."

6. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"Attention is given also to the helping potential of the peer group—both the support of other students in the program and the development of healthy peer ..."

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