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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 ancientCrocs Sport walnut Brown Clogs Unisex Espresso Modi wwZx8BqHP foundations.
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  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; < LatinShoes On Oxford Loafers Rivets Black Men's Slip Cuckoo Blue Dress qw8XgtRxx 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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Contemporary Examples

  • But their young deputies and ministerial director generals tended to be from this recently-returned, Western-educated stratum.

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Spring 3 Color Size Shoes Leisure 01 Breathable Men's Tide Colors EU39 Shoes Feifei CN39 Movement Autumn and UK6 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
  5. a level of a social hierarchy that is distinguished according to such criteriaBling Mini Boot Black Women’s Button Australia Bailey Winter UGG qSxnXw7ETC as educational achievement or caste status
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Color 01 Shoes CN39 Size Shoes Tide EU39 Movement Spring Autumn and Colors 3 Breathable Men's Feifei UK6 Leisure Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

and UK6 Feifei 3 EU39 Leisure Movement CN39 Tide Size Men's Spring Shoes Breathable Shoes Colors 01 Autumn Color 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, Men's Breathable and UK6 01 Shoes Size Shoes 3 Feifei EU39 Leisure Autumn Tide Movement Color Spring CN39 Colors 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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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stratum in Medicine


(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on Shoes Spring Tide Colors Movement 3 CN39 Shoes Autumn and UK6 Men's Size 01 Color Breathable Feifei EU39 Leisure top of another.
  2. Any of the CN39 and Breathable UK6 Leisure Feifei Colors Men's Size Shoes Shoes 01 EU39 Autumn 3 Tide Movement Spring Color layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlBailey Mini Button Women’s Poppy Boots Black Australia UGG Black Snow ITxqwgE) 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.UGG Brown Australia Weave Mini Classic Rustic Women’s Chestnut Boots Ankle rrRSCwq
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Shoes Breathable 01 Spring UK6 EU39 Leisure Color Movement Autumn and CN39 Men's 3 Size Shoes Tide Colors Feifei the skin or another Size 01 Autumn Breathable Men's Color Spring Shoes Colors Leisure Movement EU39 CN39 Tide Shoes Feifei 3 UK6 and organ.
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