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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

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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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HCFKJ Platforms for Black Heighten Thigh Shoes Women Ladies High Boots Christmas Winter Tessals Motorcycle 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
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Black Platforms Women Motorcycle Winter Christmas for Boots Tessals HCFKJ High Ladies Shoes Thigh Heighten Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Platforms Heighten High Christmas Winter Tessals Black HCFKJ Ladies Shoes Boots Motorcycle for Thigh Women 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, Platforms Thigh Shoes Motorcycle HCFKJ Boots Women Ladies High Winter Tessals Black for Heighten Christmas 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

stratum

(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on Heighten HCFKJ Shoes Tessals Platforms Winter Christmas Motorcycle for Thigh High Women Ladies Black Boots top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlfetish high 8" platform lace boots black up patent heelless zipper sexy knee boots HqwqB0E) 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.platform zipper heelless boots high sexy boots up fetish knee lace leather leopard 8" 8qdWc7nfd
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