so·​cio·​eco·​nom·​ic ˌsō-sē-ō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce socioeconomic (audio)
variants or socio-economic
: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and economic factors
socioeconomically adverb
or socio-economically

Examples of socioeconomic in a Sentence

Their socioeconomic backgrounds are very different.
Recent Examples on the Web This compounds and exacerbates the socioeconomic disparities in health care and cancer care already seen in these underserved and underrepresented communities. Nina Thomas, Discover Magazine, 9 May 2024 Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge facing humanity, affordable housing is a matter of economic justice and a necessity for Evanston to retain the socioeconomic diversity that is core to our identity, and unique small businesses give our town its local charm. Daniel Biss, Chicago Tribune, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for socioeconomic 

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of socioeconomic was in 1875

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“Socioeconomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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