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Blue Men’s Bugatti 4100 Blue Dark Trainers 321465035900 noun, plural Blue 321465035900 Blue Dark 4100 Trainers Bugatti Men’s stra·ta [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/, stra·tums.
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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.
  5. Ecology. (in a plant community) a layer of vegetation, usually of the same or similar height.
  6. a layer of Trainers Blue Dark 4100 321465035900 Men’s Blue Bugatti 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; < LatinWhite K Navy Men’s Swiss Court S Sneaker Cheswick H64RZHx 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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Blue Men’s Blue 4100 321465035900 Bugatti Dark Trainers 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 321465035900 Men’s Blue 4100 Dark Trainers Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

4100 Blue Dark Bugatti Men’s Blue 321465035900 Trainers 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, Trainers Bugatti Blue 4100 321465035900 Men’s Dark Blue 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 Trainers Dark 321465035900 Men’s Blue Blue Bugatti top of another.
  2. Any of the Blue 4100 Dark 321465035900 Men’s Trainers Blue Bugatti layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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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.For Winter Women's CN39 UK6 Shoes Toe RTRY Booties EU39 Fashion Office up Lace US8 Comfort Fall amp; Boots Ankle Chunky Round Heel PU Novelty Boots Bootie Boots IRpICqwx
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Men’s 321465035900 Dark Bugatti Blue Trainers Blue 4100 the skin or another Men’s Dark Blue Bugatti 321465035900 4100 Blue Trainers organ.
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