socio-

a combining form used, with the meanings “social,” “sociological,” or “society,” in the formation of compound words: sociometry; socioeconomic.

Origin:
combining form of Latin socius a fellow, companion, comrade; see -o-

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socio-
 
combining form
denoting social or society: socioeconomic; sociopolitical; sociology

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socio-
combining form of L. socius "companion, associate" (see social). Common in compounds since c.1880, e.g. sociobiology "study of the biological basis of social behavior" (1946); socio-economic (1883).
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socio- pref.

  1. Society: sociocentric.

  2. Social: sociogenic.

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Example sentences
Indigenous responses to climate variation typically involve changes to
  livelihood practices and other socio-economic adjustments.
Their intention was to make tourism a vehicle for socio-economic growth in the
  region.
Sure, there is a socio-economic demand for more math and science teachers, but
  there are no incentives.
As for obesity, it is a largely socio-economic problem.
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