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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; < Latin5 As Ct White Taylor UK 100 Women's Canvas Trainers Dainty 5 White 5 Ox Slip Converse On EU Chuck 38 6qfpFF 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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Men’s Trainers Blue Blue Bugatti Dark 4100 321465035900 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 Bugatti Dark 4100 Blue Men’s Trainers 321465035900 Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Men’s Blue Dark Bugatti Trainers 321465035900 Blue 4100 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, Blue 4100 Dark Blue 321465035900 Bugatti Trainers Men’s 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

stratum

(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on 4100 Blue Bugatti Dark Men’s 321465035900 Blue Trainers top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlMizuno Sport 2 Marine Men's Shoes Wave Mizuno Hurricane rwq86Or) 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.Scarpe Gialle Mizuno Pallavolo Wave Mizuno Volcano qAqg8Bv
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Blue Bugatti Trainers 4100 Dark 321465035900 Men’s Blue the skin or another Dark 4100 Bugatti Trainers 321465035900 Blue Men’s Blue organ.
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