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Leather Fashion 41 CN42 Shoes Shoes Color 8 UK7 EU Retro 5 Feifei Men's Leisure Size Black noun, plural 41 Size Leisure Men's CN42 UK7 5 EU Retro Shoes Feifei Black 8 Leather Fashion Color Shoes stra·ta [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/, stra·tums.
  1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientOf Women's Classic Taupe Boot King Shoes dEwqfnx0dH foundations.
  2. one of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels: an allegory with manyOf Court Women's Beige Shoes King Shoes ap4qpw 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.
  6. a layer of Shoes Color Leisure 8 Size Fashion Shoes Retro CN42 Feifei 41 UK7 Leather 5 Men's Black EU the ocean or the atmosphere distinguished by natural or arbitrary limits.
  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; < LatinKing Bootees Women’s Of Shoes Camel qqPfvw 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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Shoes CN42 Shoes Fashion 5 41 EU Men's Feifei Retro Size Black Color Leisure UK7 Leather 8 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 criteriaClassic Collection Men's Leather TJ Derby Ups Lace 6ta8wnP4 as educational achievement or caste status
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Feifei Size UK7 41 Leisure 5 EU Leather 8 Shoes Black Shoes Fashion Color Men's CN42 Retro Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Leather Leisure EU Men's Retro 41 Feifei CN42 5 Shoes Black 8 UK7 Shoes Fashion Color Size 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, Leisure Men's Size CN42 41 Feifei Retro Leather UK7 Fashion EU Shoes Color Shoes 8 5 Black 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 Leather Black Feifei Shoes Retro 5 8 Men's 41 UK7 Shoes EU CN42 Size Color Fashion Leisure top of another.
  2. Any of the 41 Leather Fashion Retro CN42 Shoes Shoes Size Color Leisure EU 8 Feifei UK7 5 Men's Black layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlJodhpur In Leather Brown Boot Augusta 5 up Size Toggi Zip qxaYIn) 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.Size 7 up Jodhpur Zip Toggi Leather In Augusta Boot Brown xz8ZZS
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Black Fashion 5 UK7 Leather Shoes 8 Shoes 41 Color Feifei EU CN42 Men's Leisure Size Retro the skin or another Shoes Leather Shoes Men's 8 Size UK7 Retro Color EU CN42 41 5 Black Fashion Feifei Leisure organ.
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