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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.
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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).
Origin of stratum
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Examples from the Web for 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
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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, R in summer Sandals New Stiletto High heeled Sexy Female SODIAL Heel toe contracted 39 peep Sandals leisure Black 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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