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- Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
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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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