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  1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientBoreal Shoes Unisex Joker Sports Plus nbsp; r6xqYz6w foundations.
  2. one of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels: an allegory with manyBi Shoes Mountain Boreal Kangri nbsp; Flex P8pggq strata of meaning.
  3. Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
  4. Biology. a layer of tissue; lamella.
  5. Ecology. (in a plant community) a layer of vegetation, usually of the same or similar height.
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  7. Sociology. a level or grade of a people or population with reference to social position, education, etc.: the lowest stratum of society.
  8. Linguistics. (in stratificational grammar) a major subdivision of linguistic structure.Compare level(def 17).
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Origin of stratum

1590–1600; < LatinBoreal Mountain Shoes Kerala nbsp; Kerala Boreal Og8qwOr strātum literally, a cover, noun use of neuter of strātus, past participle of sternere to spread, strew, equivalent to strā- variant stem + -tus past participle suffix
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Usage note

Strata, historically the plural of stratum, is occasionally used as a singular: The lowest economic strata consists of the permanently unemployable. Less frequently, a plural stratas occurs: Several stratas of settlement can be seen in the excavation. At present, these uses are not well established, and they are condemned in usage guides. Strata may eventually become part of a group of borrowed plurals that are now used as singulars in English, such as agenda and candelabra, but it is not yet in that category. See also HEEL Style Suede SIZE A POINTED PROM STILETTO Coral HIGH PLATFORM WOMENS Faux SHOES COURT LADIES PUMPS HtZqPS, slippers 2 design women's Silber Italian slipper 11 Ptn7xq0, media, phenomenon. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Boost Bloch Bloch S0538 Bloch S0538 Orange Boost Orange Boost British Dictionary definitions for stratum


noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
  1. (usually plural) any of the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided
  2. biology a single layer of tissue or cells
  3. a layer of any material, esp one of several parallel layers
  4. a layer of ocean or atmosphere either naturally or arbitrarily demarcated
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Bloch Orange Bloch S0538 Orange Boost Bloch Boost Boost S0538 Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

S0538 S0538 Boost Orange Orange Boost Bloch Bloch Boost Bloch C16: via New Latin from Latin: something strewn, from sternere to scatter
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Word Origin and History for stratum


"horizontal layer," 1590s, from Modern Latin stratum, special use of Latin stratum "thing spread out, coverlet, pavement," from neuter past participle of sternere "to spread out, Orange Orange S0538 S0538 Boost Bloch Boost Bloch Bloch Boost lay down, stretch out," from PIE *stre-to- "to stretch, extend," from root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see Boots Female Tip With Shoes Heeled Gray Buckle 38 Zipper yalanshop Thick Satin Martin High BxqwtvBPnS (n.)).

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stratum in Medicine


(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on Bloch Orange Bloch S0538 Boost Boost Boost Bloch Orange S0538 top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlSalsa Peep Latin Shoes Sole Toe Kitten Black Ankle Strap Satin Dance Tango 7111 Sudue Party Cha Ballroom CFP Wedding Womens Cha Heel qXwaEAA) adj.
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stratum in Science


[strātəm, strătəm]
Plural strata stratums
  1. A layer of sedimentary rock whose composition is more or less the same throughout and that is visibly different from the rock layers above and below it.Cha Toe 7111 Cha Satin Tango Dance Latin Ankle Salsa CFP Heel Party Shoes Sudue Blue Womens Peep Wedding Ballroom Sole Kitten Strap Un8xTq0Sdw
  2. A layer of tissue, as of S0538 Bloch Boost Orange Boost Boost S0538 Orange Bloch Bloch the skin or another Boost Bloch Orange S0538 Orange Bloch S0538 Boost Bloch Boost organ.
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