- a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientTrainers Black 550 Cult Low Love Women’s Low 1438 Silver Multicolour nWvTRW4q foundations.
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- Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
- Biology. a layer of tissue; lamella.
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- Sociology. a level or grade of a people or population with reference to social position, education, etc.: the lowest stratum of society.
- Linguistics. (in stratificational grammar) a major subdivision of linguistic structure.Compare level(def 17).
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- (usually plural) any of the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided
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Word Origin and History for stratum
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