sociocultural

adjective
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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In short, a substantial share of right-leaning voters in this country were willing to embrace, or at least countenance, a brand of conservative politics with fewer free-market nostrums and more appeals to potent sociocultural anxieties. Osita Nwanevu, The New Yorker, "Conservative Nationalism Is Trumpism for Intellectuals," 21 July 2019 It’s less in the individual level and more in providing these sociocultural models for what a proper feminine woman is like or what a proper masculine male is like. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?," 18 June 2019 The zombie metaphor is eminently malleable, the amorphous horde a putty to be shaped into any sociocultural commentary. Katie Walsh, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Bill Murray, Adam Driver battle zombies in ‘The Dead Don’t Die’," 13 June 2019 The zombie metaphor is eminently malleable, the amorphous horde a putty to be shaped into any sociocultural commentary. Katie Walsh, latimes.com, "Review: Bill Murray and Adam Driver battle zombies in ‘The Dead Don’t Die’," 13 June 2019 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, Philly.com, "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

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First Known Use of sociocultural

1926, in the meaning defined above

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sociocultural

adjective
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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