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- Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
- Biology. a layer of tissue; lamella.
- Ecology. (in a plant community) a layer of vegetation, usually of the same or similar height.
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- Sociology. a level or grade of a people or population with reference to social position, education, etc.: the lowest stratum of society.
- Linguistics. (in stratificational grammar) a major subdivision of linguistic structure.Compare level(def 17).
Origin of stratum
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- (usually plural) any of the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided
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Word Origin and History for stratum
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