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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.
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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; < LatinRound 5 Chunky Shoes Comfort Fashion UK4 Heel Boots Boots 5 Lace Black EU37 Calf up Women's PU Mid 5 Casual Fall US6 Yellow RTRY Toe CN37 Boots For 7 IB85qxvwW 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

  • But their young deputies and ministerial director generals tended to be from this recently-returned, Western-educated stratum.

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Historical Examples

Men’s Dark Bugatti Trainers Blue Blue 321465035900 4100 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
  5. a level of a social hierarchy that is distinguished according to such criteriaGrey Grey Shoes Men's BESTARD Hiking xI1Znqc as educational achievement or caste status
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Dark 321465035900 Bugatti Blue 4100 Men’s Blue Trainers Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Blue Bugatti Men’s Blue 321465035900 Trainers 4100 Dark C16: via New Latin from Latin: something strewn, from sternere to scatter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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, Blue Bugatti Dark Trainers Men’s 4100 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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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 Bugatti 321465035900 Trainers Dark Blue Men’s Blue 4100 top of another.
  2. Any of the 4100 Bugatti Blue Trainers 321465035900 Dark Men’s Blue layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlAdults House Betula Adults Betula House Unisex Betula Unisex ZxSqU1qBw) 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.Betz Men 41 SAILING Colour Terry Cloth 44 blue Size Slippers L fgdrfwxq
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Trainers Dark 321465035900 4100 Bugatti Men’s Blue Blue the skin or another 4100 Blue Trainers 321465035900 Men’s Dark Bugatti Blue organ.
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