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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Some kind of sociocultural mainstream will always exist and constitute itself as an opponent of outsider groups’ demands for change and inclusion. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Republicans are preparing to disavow Trump if he fails — then come back and try the same policies," 6 Sep. 2018 In the era of MAGA, the forehead has become a site of sociocultural contestation. Dan Neil, WSJ, "If You Own a Ferrari, Can You Wear a Ferrari Hat?," 14 Sep. 2018 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

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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 socioculturally (audio) \ adverb

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