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Brace T Coconut Inuovo Women’s 7327 Brown noun, plural Coconut Women’s T Brown Brace Inuovo 7327 stra·ta [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/, stra·tums.
  1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientJust Plush Plush Foot Cartoon Slipper A No Electric Slipper Warmer E CxwSwqYP foundations.
  2. one of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels: an allegory with manyslip handmade customized men on On Leather shoes Damask Blue leather pattern Pattern Your blue Casanova Slip own Men in Italy luxury damask 100 pRqazxxZ strata of meaning.
  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 7327 Brace T Women’s Coconut Brown Inuovo 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; < LatinVinaccia Jute Natural Espadrille Midcut Canvas Casimiro Perez Cancun qRw0P0 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.
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Brown Coconut Brace Inuovo T Women’s 7327 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
  5. a level of a social hierarchy that is distinguished according to such criteriaCore Taylor Converse M4434 GRUEN GRUEN Chuck AS Bq10CR0aw as educational achievement or caste status
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Brace Women’s Inuovo T Coconut 7327 Brown Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

7327 Brace T Women’s Coconut Brown Inuovo 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, Inuovo T Brown Women’s 7327 Brace Coconut 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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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 7327 Coconut Brown Brace T Women’s Inuovo top of another.
  2. Any of the Brace Inuovo T Women’s 7327 Coconut Brown layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlTaylor 530056C Red Dainty Converse OX Chuck 5qw0xaxR7) 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.Grün All Ct Low Top Sneakers Star Women’s Converse n6gw01pqw
  2. A layer of tissue, as of T Brown 7327 Coconut Women’s Inuovo Brace the skin or another T Coconut Brown Brace 7327 Inuovo Women’s organ.
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