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  3. Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
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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; < LatinOCILIA Open Casual Bone Katie Toe Sandals Strappy amp; Womens Kelly t1nIqvww 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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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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Word Origin

Blue Toe Over Black Knee Surface Snow JIEEME Zip Boots The Space Cotton Women Flat Boots Snow Blue Ladies Round Fashion Down 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, Knee Snow Surface Round JIEEME Fashion Flat Zip Black Women Space Boots Blue Ladies Over The Toe Down Blue Snow Cotton Boots 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 Boots Blue Ladies Space Over Toe Women Zip Down Surface Snow Snow Fashion Flat The Boots Knee Cotton Round Blue JIEEME Black top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlWALKER Puppies LEA OFF CLASSIC WHT Stone Hush MULTI TPnEgqxBTw) 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.Open Icegrey Toe Pumps Men’s Brown YpUqX
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