sociolinguistic

adjective
so·​cio·​lin·​guis·​tic | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-liŋ-ˈgwi-stik How to pronounce sociolinguistic (audio) , ˌsō-shē- \

Definition of sociolinguistic

1 : of or relating to the social aspects of language
2 : of or relating to sociolinguistics

First Known Use of sociolinguistic

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sociolinguistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociolinguistic. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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