so·​cio·​eco·​nom·​ic | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-mik How to pronounce socioeconomic (audio) , -ˌē-kə-, ˌsō-shē- \

Definition of socioeconomic

: of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and economic factors

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socioeconomically \ ˌsō-​sē-​ō-​ˌe-​kə-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce socioeconomically (audio) , -​ˌē-​kə-​ , ˌsō-​shē-​ \ adverb

Examples of socioeconomic in a Sentence

Their socioeconomic backgrounds are very different.
Recent Examples on the Web And debates around public health that map out over racial, socioeconomic, and ideological lines. Jingnan Peng, The Christian Science Monitor, "National unity during crisis? Look to lessons from WWII. (video)," 14 May 2020 All of this is anathema to the right, which prefers experts—usually neoclassical economists—who reinforce socioeconomic hierarchies without exposing them. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Coronavirus and the Republican War on Knowledge," 14 May 2020 The study is being structured to ensure geographic, socioeconomic and racial and ethnic diversity. oregonlive, "OHSU to begin notifying Oregonians selected for coronavirus study," 12 May 2020 Campuses adjust for socioeconomic differences and admit disadvantaged students with lower test scores compared to more advantaged peers. Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times, "SAT should be suspended for UC admissions, Napolitano says," 11 May 2020 The novel coronavirus outbreak has exposed socioeconomic divides within countries, , minorities and other vulnerable communities. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "The risk of rich countries neglecting poorer ones during the pandemic," 4 May 2020 Instead of effectively dividing turkey season along socioeconomic lines, as Illinois did by closing state lands, states like Nebraska and Kansas suspended non-resident turkey tag sales to reduce travel to their states. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, "Will Coronavirus Get More People into Hunting?," 23 Apr. 2020 Just like epidemic prevention is part of our life, so are socioeconomic activities. Time, "South Korea’s Health Minister on How His Country Is Beating Coronavirus Without a Lockdown," 1 May 2020 Those factors contribute to the community’s continued socioeconomic struggles 45 years later, according to experts. NBC News, "Soldier in the Secret War recalls experience 45 years after resettling in U.S.," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of socioeconomic

1883, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Socioeconomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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formal : of, relating to, or involving a combination of social and economic factors

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