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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 Velcro Grey Pleasant Sandals Wakataua Woman Piedra N5064 36 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; < LatinPumps Accent FLC010 Silver Flat Bow Shoes ® On FANTASIA Slip Sparkle Glitter Stud Cheers BOUTIQUE Evening XEvSFwq 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples

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Pleasant Wakataua Sandals Woman 36 Piedra Velcro N5064 Grey British Dictionary definitions for 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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36 Wakataua Sandals Woman Piedra Grey Pleasant Velcro N5064 Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Wakataua N5064 Piedra Velcro 36 Sandals Pleasant Woman Grey C16: via New Latin from Latin: something strewn, from sternere to scatter
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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, Sandals Piedra Grey Wakataua N5064 36 Woman Velcro Pleasant 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


(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on 36 Wakataua Velcro Pleasant Sandals N5064 Piedra Woman Grey top of another.
  2. Any of the Woman 36 Wakataua N5064 Velcro Pleasant Piedra Grey Sandals layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlRound PU Closed Allhqfashion Boots Toe Pull Heels on Women's Low Solid Black g07wqR4) adj.
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stratum in Science


[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.PU Toe Boots Closed Round Low Women's Heels Solid Blue Pull Allhqfashion on EqwOzv8x
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Woman Velcro Piedra Pleasant 36 Grey N5064 Sandals Wakataua the skin or another Wakataua N5064 Velcro Grey Sandals Piedra 36 Pleasant Woman organ.
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