From Latin strātum (“a spread for a bed, coverlet, quilt, blanket; a pillow, bolster; a bed”), neuter singular of strātus, perfect passive participle of sternō (“spread”).
stratum (plural stratums or strata)
- One of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.
- (geology) A layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout.
- Any of the regions of the atmosphere, such as the stratosphere, that occur as layers.
- (biology) A layer of tissue.
- A class of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status.
- (ecology) A layer of vegetation, usually of similar height.
- (computing) The level of accuracy of a computer's clock, relative to others on the network. quotations ▼
- 2006, Roderick W. Smith, Linux Samba Server Administration
Computers that synchronize themselves to the
stratum 1 time servers are known as
stratum 2 time servers if they allow others to synchronize to them, and so on.
- (layer of material arranged one on top of another): tier
- (layer of sedimentary rock): bed, layer
one of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another
layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout
any of the regions of the atmosphere
From strātus, perfect passive participle of sternō (“spread”).
strātum n (genitive strātī); second declension
- a bed-covering, coverlet, quilt, blanket
- a 7 Boots Ladies Desert Suede Plum Classic Leather qYgT601, bolster
- a High Women's Cingant Cingant Woman Top Woman qwC8cvz, couch
- a horse-blanket, saddle-cloth
- a pavement
- accusative singular of strātum
- vocative singular of strātum
- supine of sternō