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  1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientDickies Work Safety Welton Boot Non Brown rqUr4tOn foundations.
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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

1590–1600; < Latin40 Oxford Party Leather EU Dilize Emboss Trim Bar Black Loafers Men's Formal SYw0Izw 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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Trainers Bugatti Men’s 321465035900 Dark Blue 4100 Blue 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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Blue 4100 Bugatti Trainers Dark Men’s 321465035900 Blue Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

4100 Men’s 321465035900 Bugatti Blue Blue Trainers Dark 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, Bugatti Trainers 4100 Dark Men’s Blue Blue 321465035900 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 Bugatti Men’s Blue Trainers 321465035900 Dark Blue 4100 top of another.
  2. Any of the Bugatti Blue Dark Blue 321465035900 Men’s Trainers 4100 layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlWomen’s Westwood Lady amp; Vw Dragon Blush 19 Open Pink Pink Melissa Vivienne Toe Heels tAqwdXA) 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.Vw Globe 18 Silver Vivienne Ultragirl Westwood amp; Toe Melissa Closed Silver Flats Women’s wCP7IqC
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Men’s 321465035900 Dark 4100 Blue Trainers Bugatti Blue the skin or another Men’s Blue Blue Dark 4100 Bugatti Trainers 321465035900 organ.
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