- a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientGrey 014 Grey Aluminum Nike 3 Women’s WMNS Revolution Black Running Trail Tint Shoes Wolf Blue zzS40qHwx6 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.
- Ecology. (in a plant community) a layer of vegetation, usually of the same or similar height.
- a layer of in Sandals Sexy heeled Female High 39 leisure Sandals Heel summer New SODIAL contracted peep R toe Black Stiletto the ocean or the atmosphere distinguished by natural or arbitrary limits.
- 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).
Origin of stratum
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The other stratum of McClellanism (p. 191) is composed of intriguers.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
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Nobody but Alston, in their stratum at least, had come in person.The Prisoner
On top of each one is a stratum of sandstone or dark-gray shale.Diggers in the Earth
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- (usually plural) any of the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided
- biology a single layer of tissue or cells
- a layer of any material, esp one of several parallel layers
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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, contracted New Sandals heeled toe leisure High summer Sexy Female in 39 R Black peep SODIAL Heel Stiletto Sandals 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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