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)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Share Your Business Networks Networking with investors and mentors can help historically underserved entrepreneurs overcome sociocultural barriers, gain capital and build long-term success. Lee Henderson, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2022 Smell awareness can also reveal sociocultural information that tends to be eclipsed by the other senses. Tracy Wan, The Atlantic, 30 Sep. 2022 In a 2022 study, Greenberg and his colleagues found that despite sociocultural differences, participants around the world displayed personality traits that were consistently correlated with their preference for certain genres of Western music. Nayantara Dutta, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Sep. 2022 While saguaros have a key ecological importance in southern Arizona, Horst highlighted their sociocultural and economic importance as well. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 20 Sep. 2022 By most sociocultural standards established since the beginning of time, my adult life could be viewed as inadequate and incomplete, if not tragic. Morgan Parker, ELLE, 4 June 2022 The colorless bit highlighted SNL’s recent difficulty with developing memorable sociocultural comedy alongside timelier fare. Amanda Wicks, The Atlantic, 15 May 2022 Hill said socioeconomic and sociocultural factors play an important role as well. Jocelyn Solis-moreira,, 8 Mar. 2022 In their work, the duo merges the traditions of couture fashion with the future of where high fashion is heading toward: sociocultural inclusivity and freedom of artistic definition. Malik Peay, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

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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