so·​cio·​cul·​tur·​al | \ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈkəlch-rəl, -ˈkəl-chə-, ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of sociocultural 

: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and cultural factors

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socioculturally \ ˌsō-​sē-​ō-​ˈkəlch-​rə-​lē , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​, ˌsō-​shē-​ \ adverb

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The sociocultural context of an Italian American dietary item. Mike Newall,, "How the Hoagie Historian is fighting to save Philly's beleaguered History Museum | Mike Newall," 11 July 2018 In 1978, after pressure from the government and other sociocultural factors, the policy was reversed, the ban was lifted, and restoration of priesthood and temple blessings was granted to Mormons of African descent. Mica Mcgriggs, Teen Vogue, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Celebrated the 40-Year Anniversary of the Lifted Ban Against Black Members," 11 July 2018 Its first-person dispatches were unafraid to drop sociocultural theory. Stephen Phillips,, "New tech books: ‘Bad Blood,’ ‘Live Work Work Work Die,’ ‘The Efficiency Paradox’," 22 June 2018 Growing evidence suggests that biological and sociocultural differences between women and men affect the development, progression, and treatment outcomes of Alzheimer’s disease. Amy M. Miller, STAT, "Studying sex differences will improve health for women and men," 13 June 2018 But on the eve of Friday's historic vote, the mood is much darker – and more divisive – than during the recent sociocultural shifts that have reshaped modern Ireland. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "In Ireland's abortion debate, a struggle to correct past paternalism?," 24 May 2018 The current sociocultural moment is rife with uncertainty, ideological polarization, and large-scale tools of deceit. Aja Romano, Vox, "“Is this a meme?”: the confused anime guy and his butterfly, explained," 15 May 2018 For the last two years, Reid, LaBrie and sociocultural anthropologist Sayd Randle have embarked on a sustained conversation about hope and the history and future of the American dream. Catherine Womack,, "In the American dream, every boom comes a bust. How these women turned that cycle into music," 10 May 2018 The atmosphere that excludes people from the sociocultural environment inevitably lends itself to violence and discrimination. Julie Moreau /, NBC News, "Global LGBTQ acceptance more polarized, new research finds," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of sociocultural

1926, in the meaning defined above

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so·​cio·​cul·​tur·​al | \ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈkəlch(-ə)-rəl, ˌsō-shē- \

Medical Definition of sociocultural 

: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and cultural factors

Other Words from sociocultural

socioculturally \ -​rə-​lē \ adverb

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