so·​cio·​cul·​tur·​al ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈkəlch-rəl How to pronounce sociocultural (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and cultural factors
ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈkəlch-rə-lē How to pronounce sociocultural (audio)

Examples of sociocultural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, experts say gender is a sociocultural phenomenon, related to the norms, roles and behaviors associated with men, women or other identities. Zachary Folk, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Tagore was a monumental figure, a sociocultural game-changer. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 In part, that’s because museums tend to be either interested in fashion as: 1) an art form, or a textile art form, which means couture: the super-fancy clothes made for the very few; or 2) an expression of a sociocultural trend, in which case work from different brands makes the argument. Vanessa Friedman and Max Lakin, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Desire for another, desire for recognition, desire for political change, desire for change within yourself, all riding in on un- and subconscious processes, afloat on a raft of experience and sociocultural codes. Alex Quicho, WIRED, 11 Sep. 2023 Women’s health expert Sara Gottfried, MD, believes depression is caused by a combination of biological, environmental, spiritual, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Kelley Manley, ELLE, 8 June 2023 And yet, fundamentally, this is very odd, because soccer — elite soccer, 21st-century soccer, Champions League and English Premier League soccer — has spent the last two decades attaining a sort of sociocultural critical mass. Rory Smith, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2023 Beyond the broader sociocultural discussion on disability and financial solvency, the reality is the need for Apple’s best-of-breed accessibility support unfortunately isn’t always congruent with the ability to actually procure the tools that provide it. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 8 June 2022 From a sociocultural standpoint, these ideals are created in part through media. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 7 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sociocultural was in 1926

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“Sociocultural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


so·​cio·​cul·​tur·​al ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈkəlch(-ə)-rəl, ˌsō-shē- How to pronounce sociocultural (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and cultural factors
socioculturally adverb

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