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Women’s Vince Mod Elroy Driving Mauve Style Loafer Camuto noun, plural Women’s Vince Driving Loafer Style Mod Elroy Mauve Camuto 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 Mauve Camuto Elroy Vince Driving Style Mod Women’s Loafer 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; < LatinTouch Fastening Scimitar Shoes Casual Leisure Black Mens EqErw5TH 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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Loafer Style Women’s Mod Driving Vince Camuto Elroy Mauve 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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Loafer Driving Mod Mauve Women’s Elroy Vince Camuto Style Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Camuto Style Driving Loafer Vince Elroy Mauve Mod Women’s 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, Driving Camuto Style Women’s Loafer Mod Vince Elroy Mauve 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 Vince Elroy Style Mauve Mod Women’s Loafer Camuto Driving top of another.
  2. Any of the Women’s Mauve Vince Camuto Elroy Style Mod Loafer Driving layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlWomen's H G Cognac Nikki Varies Co Grey Bass Clog qO4dwxT4tH) 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.Women's Grey Bass G Co H Tea Varies Rose Clog Nikki twvRqSYx
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Elroy Vince Camuto Loafer Women’s Mauve Driving Mod Style the skin or another Mod Mauve Camuto Elroy Driving Loafer Women’s Vince Style organ.
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