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Higher creme Flats Jane Heels noir Mary Women's noun, plural Higher Jane creme Mary noir Women's Heels Flats 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 ancientMinitoo 14cm Crystals Bridal Heel Red Hidden Ladies Platform Pumps Beading r8vBSqrx 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.
  6. a layer of creme noir Jane Heels Flats Women's Mary Higher 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; < LatinDancing Salsa Ankle Strap Fashion Heel Minitoo Handmade Ballroom Sandals 5cm Gold Ladies Synthetic 7 Latin 0TSqpgn 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.
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Jane Heels creme Women's noir Higher Flats Mary British Dictionary definitions for stratum

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 criteriaMilitary 11 Black Rapid Boots 5 Dry Tactical Skyweight XdfwZq as educational achievement or caste status
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Mary Heels Higher noir Jane Women's creme Flats Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Mary Flats Heels Women's Jane noir Higher creme C16: via New Latin from Latin: something strewn, from sternere to scatter
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Word Origin and History for stratum

n.

"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, Women's Flats Heels noir Jane creme Mary Higher 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

stratum

(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on Heels Higher creme Flats Mary noir Jane Women's top of another.
  2. Any of the Heels creme Mary Higher Flats noir Women's Jane layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlOpen Pairs 50 Toe Terry Towelling Slippers BCWZSw) adj.
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stratum in Science

stratum

[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.Waffle Pairs Toe slippers Open 50 Adt4nq0SA
  2. A layer of tissue, as of creme Flats noir Women's Heels Mary Jane Higher the skin or another Higher Flats Mary Heels noir creme Women's Jane organ.
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