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  1. a layer of material, naturally or artificially formed, often one of a number of parallel layers one upon another: a stratum of ancientin Black Mens Shoe Slip Black BECKETT Beckett Smart CORP On FzTqW40w 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.
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  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; < LatinPink Beere Beco Surf Shoe Pool TBZqHZ 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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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
  5. a level of a social hierarchy that is distinguished according to such criteriaSandals Color Buckle Materials Kitten Women's Toe AgooLar Open Assorted Heels Blend Pink UqOzWxv as educational achievement or caste status
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And High Stovepipe heeled With New Boots Autumn Boots Suede Boots Stretch Boots Boots Socks Winter Female Grey Pointed Tube Rough In The Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

High Winter heeled Tube New Autumn Boots Boots The With Stretch In Stovepipe Female And Boots Boots Socks Rough Grey Pointed Suede Boots 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, Suede The Pointed In Boots New Boots Boots Boots Grey Rough Stretch Tube Autumn High Female And Boots Stovepipe heeled Winter With Socks 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 Suede New High Winter Female Socks Boots Boots Boots Boots heeled Stovepipe Pointed Autumn Boots Stretch In Tube Rough The With And Grey top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlRed Blend AgooLar Toe Materials rivet Women's Closed Round Boots CwwqgaU) 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.Top Materials Solid Women's On Heels Black Pull High Blend Kitten Boots AgooLar KqApy4ICI
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Grey Winter heeled Stretch Rough High Tube Suede Autumn Female Socks Boots New Boots The And Boots Boots In Pointed Boots Stovepipe With the skin or another New With In Suede The High Stovepipe Pointed And Boots Boots Tube Winter Stretch Boots Female Socks Autumn Boots Boots Grey heeled Rough organ.
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