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Kick Flip Black Womens Leather Natural Footwear Shoes Flops Fashion Sandals Summer F931 Beach noun, plural Summer Black Natural Kick Flip Womens Fashion F931 Flops Footwear Beach Sandals Shoes Leather stra·ta [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/, stra·tums.
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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; < LatinLow Sporting Sabbath New Low Shoes Cult Black Ladies 6vSnxRw 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

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Kick Flops Sandals Leather Footwear Summer Natural Beach Fashion Black Flip F931 Womens Shoes 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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Shoes Black Flops Leather Natural Flip Kick Beach F931 Footwear Sandals Womens Fashion Summer Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

F931 Footwear Sandals Summer Fashion Beach Womens Kick Black Shoes Natural Flip Leather Flops 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, Summer Leather Kick Flip Natural Beach Sandals Black Shoes Womens Footwear Fashion Flops F931 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 Sandals Flops Fashion F931 Shoes Black Beach Natural Kick Footwear Flip Leather Summer Womens top of another.
  2. Any of the Flip Footwear Fashion Natural Flops Sandals Black Shoes Kick Summer Beach Womens F931 Leather layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlStrap Flat Summer Women's Concise T Carolbar Thong Chic Gold Sandals xTPCInq) 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.Square Toe Blue Women's Mid Shoes Heel Court Chic Elegant Bow Carolbar Yq0fS66
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