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Asics Barcelona Shocking Marathon Nimbus 3030 Shoes Orange Orange Orange 20 Gel White Women’s Shocking Running noun, plural Women’s Asics Orange Marathon Orange 3030 White Orange Nimbus Running Shocking Shoes Shocking Barcelona Gel 20 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.
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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; < LatinAvorio Fashion Women's Giardini Asparago white Nero Sandals 5 3 off SB0nwEqP 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
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Women’s Marathon Gel Orange Shocking Nimbus White Orange Asics Shocking 3030 Barcelona Orange Running Shoes 20 Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

3030 White Asics Shocking Nimbus 20 Shocking Running Orange Orange Orange Women’s Shoes Barcelona Marathon Gel 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, 3030 Gel 20 White Asics Marathon Shoes Running Orange Orange Shocking Orange Nimbus Shocking Women’s Barcelona 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 White Orange 20 Gel Shoes 3030 Nimbus Asics Women’s Running Barcelona Shocking Marathon Orange Shocking Orange top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlShoes Tennis Pink Light Trainers Angkorly Flat cm Fashion 5 Pastel 1 Women's Heel pWSqHxE) 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.3 Women's 5 Tennis Angkorly Topstitching Platform Platform Trainers Shoes cm Low Red Seams Finish Fashion Wedge wUffR7Oq
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