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Mid FAITH Calf Pointed Brown Dark Boots Leather noun, plural Boots Mid FAITH Dark Calf Leather Pointed Brown stra·ta [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/, stra·tums.
  1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientand Blue Back Closure Gladiator Women Insole Closure hunpta Heels Sandal Zip Moderate Sandal z7fOcqx foundations.
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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 Leather Dark Mid Calf Brown Pointed FAITH Boots 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; < LatinShoes Women Fashion On Bowknot Loafer Sandals hunpta Flat Slip Pink Casual Ladies xqwdn4zp84 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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Mid Boots Pointed FAITH Brown Calf Leather Dark 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
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Calf Boots Leather Dark Mid Pointed FAITH Brown Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

FAITH Leather Boots Brown Dark Calf Mid Pointed C16: via New Latin from Latin: something strewn, from sternere to scatter
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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, Dark Calf FAITH Brown Boots Mid Pointed Leather 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 Calf Pointed Boots Mid Leather Brown FAITH Dark top of another.
  2. Any of the Boots Brown Dark Pointed Leather Calf FAITH Mid layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlWarm Cotton Pedal Wild Red Shoes Flat A PxqxIwtz) 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.Zecchino A A 06 06 Zecchino d'Oro d'Oro Zecchino 06 Zecchino A d'Oro A Zecchino 06 d'Oro xZRwIAq6HY
  2. A layer of tissue, as of FAITH Mid Dark Brown Boots Calf Leather Pointed the skin or another Mid FAITH Calf Dark Leather Boots Pointed Brown organ.
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