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 socioculturally (audio) , -​ˈkəl-​chə-​ , ˌsō-​shē-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web Football’s sociocultural hegemony is funny that way. Kent Russell, Harper's Magazine, "America’s Game," 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, "We’re Not Polarized Enough," 19 May 2020 In the new Netflix documentary Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, Emmy-winner director Donick Cary explores the mental, physical, and sociocultural implication of psychedelic drug use. Ineye Komonibo,, "The Celebrity Stories In Have A Good Trip Are As Wild As The Drugs," 11 May 2020 Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie Everybody knows what a Barbie doll is, but not everyone knows about Barbie's history and sociocultural implications. Serena Tara, Marie Claire, "Unmissable Documentaries on Hulu Right Now," 14 Apr. 2020 The interplay between sociocultural factors, diet, and disease has not been comprehensively investigated in India. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Scientists are studying how diet, incomes, and diseases are correlated in India," 5 Mar. 2020 In order to distance itself from Barr's vile public provocations, The Conners quickly dispensed with Roseanne's signature sociocultural thorniness. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Against the Odds, 'The Conners' Became Comfort TV," 16 Dec. 2019 As long as there’s something there to glom on to—almost any sociocultural raw material will do—the takes will begin to fly immediately. Nathaniel Friedman, The New Republic, "Moments Without Truth," 21 Oct. 2019 Chang’s shows had elements of the latter two but were more about probing the sociocultural roots of food. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "Ramen, noise and rebellion," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sociocultural

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Sociocultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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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

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

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