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a combining form used, with the meanings “social,” “sociological,” or “society,” in the formation of compound words:
sociometry; socioeconomic.
combining form of Latin socius a fellow, companion, comrade; see -o- Unabridged
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Examples from the web for socio
  • 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.
  • There's a lot to be gained by examining the socio-political reasons for conflict and war.
  • It's wasted in all countries at all socio-economic levels.
  • And on almost any socio-economic indicator, these areas lag behind the rest of the country.
  • Both of these factors, discipline and guilt, are socio-culturally taught and personally performed and experienced.
  • No longer should their weight be attributed to socio-economic or general societal trends.
  • Part of the problem is our socio-political paradigm around our capitalistic lifestyle.
British Dictionary definitions for socio


combining form
denoting social or society: socioeconomic, sociopolitical, sociology
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Word Origin and History for socio


word-forming element meaning "social, of society; social and," also "having to do with sociology," from combining form of Latin socius "companion, ally, associate, fellow, sharer" (see social (adj.)). Common in compounds since c.1880.

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socio in Medicine

socio- pref.

  1. Society: sociocentric.

  2. Social: sociogenic.

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