sociohistorical

adjective

so·​cio·​his·​tor·​i·​cal ˌsō-sē-ō-hi-ˈstȯr-i-kəl How to pronounce sociohistorical (audio)
ˌsō-shē-,
-ˈstär-
: of, relating to, or involving social history or a combination of social and historical factors

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many really are the gods of antiquity; others are the manifestations of large-scale sociohistorical forces. Kent Russell, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022 At best, the sociohistorical drama version of Motherless Brooklyn is an interesting idea for a movie—one that should have stayed on the page. David Sims, The Atlantic, 31 Oct. 2019 In a novel that gleefully blends thriller elements with sociohistorical considerations, a disgraced Israeli agent offers tragicomic reflections on the broken promises of the Promised Land. New York Times, 21 Sep. 2017 Mr. Gutman was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship to research his Mozart biography, which likewise examined the composer through a sociohistorical lens. Margalit Fox, New York Times, 18 May 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sociohistorical was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Sociohistorical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociohistorical. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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