so·​cio·​cul·​tur·​al | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce sociocultural (audio) , -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 How to pronounce sociocultural (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ , ˌsō-​shē-​ \ adverb

Examples of sociocultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The right’s turn toward amorphous sociocultural grievances less responsive to political action but ready-made for conspiratorial, system-level analysis shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise—there isn’t much more left on its wish list. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 29 June 2021 But this criticism reflects an age-old tension between earnest free marketeers and conservative figures willing to shape policy to fit sociocultural imperatives, including sticking it to liberal elites. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 5 May 2021 But there were not young women like Patty Greene (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lauren Hutchinson (Amy Linker), two smart, awkward high-schoolers constantly strategizing about how best to navigate the sociocultural thicket of teenage life. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 9 Apr. 2021 While the exact cause of eating disorders is unknown, they are believed to develop out of a combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Colleen Murphy,, 24 Feb. 2021 From a young age, everything about Black girls is placed under an intense sociocultural microscope. Ineye Komonibo,, 2 Feb. 2021 Everybody knows what a Barbie doll is, but not everyone knows about Barbie's history and sociocultural implications. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 26 Nov. 2020 Football’s sociocultural hegemony is funny that way. Kent Russell, Harper's Magazine, 15 Sep. 2020 Elsewhere, the ideological divides between major parties are less deep, sociocultural identification with parties is less strong, and functional relationships between multiple parties are common. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 19 May 2020

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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

Medical Definition of sociocultural

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

Other Words from sociocultural

socioculturally \ -​rə-​lē How to pronounce sociocultural (audio) \ adverb

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