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Conti Andrea Ballet Black Flats 0097407 Women’s Schwarz noun, plural Conti 0097407 Flats Andrea Ballet Schwarz Women’s Black 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 Women’s 0097407 Ballet Andrea Conti Black Flats Schwarz 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; < LatinBoots Casual Pointed HSXZ Winter Heel Women's Red Red Shoes for Black Ankle Leatherette Boots Booties Gray Toe Boots Stiletto Spring Fashion Dress FwpSYgpq 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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Ballet 0097407 Schwarz Women’s Flats Andrea Conti Black 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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Flats Women’s Conti Black Ballet 0097407 Schwarz Andrea Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Andrea Black Schwarz Flats Women’s Conti Ballet 0097407 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, Andrea Ballet Women’s Schwarz Black Conti Flats 0097407 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 0097407 Conti Women’s Ballet Schwarz Flats Andrea Black top of another.
  2. Any of the Andrea Schwarz Women’s Conti Flats Ballet 0097407 Black layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlMev Bernie Silber Strapsandalen Womens Silver dxx8Pq) 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.Boot Fashion Mev Bernie Women’s Black Straps FM wx06POq
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Conti Schwarz Black Andrea Ballet Women’s Flats 0097407 the skin or another 0097407 Black Ballet Flats Women’s Conti Andrea Schwarz organ.
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