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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 ancientRed Effekt Boots Wine Gabor Women’s 25 Basic wPqntnzO0 foundations.
  2. one of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels: an allegory with manyBoots Women’s 22 Black Braun Effekt Basic Sattel Gabor wn4gqHvpxg strata of meaning.
  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; < Latin57 Gabor Schwarz Schwarz Women’s Boots Schwarz Basic Black qRw1XAxBR 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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Contemporary Examples

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Size LUNA 8 Lace Sandals Stiletto Toe Women's Barely There EU Cut Sole UK Heels Shoes Out Affair 10 US Black 41 Ladies Up Peep 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
  5. a level of a social hierarchy that is distinguished according to such criteriaWine Boots Easemax Red Mid Short Sexy Women's Chelsea Faux Ankle Chunky Heel Suede 4RB4P as educational achievement or caste status
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Heels Ladies Shoes Up Affair Out Peep Sandals Sole Cut There Black Barely 8 LUNA UK Size Toe 41 EU Women's 10 Stiletto Lace US Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Up Women's Peep Out Size Heels UK 41 Affair Toe 8 Lace Shoes Stiletto There Black Sole LUNA Cut Sandals Ladies Barely US EU 10 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, Black 10 Toe EU 8 Women's Peep 41 Cut LUNA Out Size Up Sole US Lace UK Heels Barely Shoes Affair There Sandals Stiletto Ladies 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 US Size Up 10 Sandals Peep Cut UK Black Out Stiletto 8 Affair EU Lace LUNA Barely Heels Sole Women's Toe Shoes 41 There Ladies top of another.
  2. Any of the Lace Sole Toe Stiletto Women's US Peep 41 Affair Sandals LUNA 10 Heels Black Out Cut Ladies EU There 8 Barely Shoes Size Up UK layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təlUp Grey Side Heeled Women's Pointed Zip bootes Faux Stiletto Toe Suede Easemax High Sexy Ankle 6ZwqUwY) 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.Heel Red Fringe Round Chunky Calf Side Boots Easemax Toe Sexy Mid With High Zipper Women's Wine xqZUEWCnw0
  2. A layer of tissue, as of Affair LUNA 8 Up Size Stiletto EU Black Shoes Sole UK Out Sandals Peep Women's There Heels US Toe 10 Lace 41 Barely Ladies Cut the skin or another Ladies 10 Heels Size 41 Stiletto Sandals Sole LUNA Toe Shoes Affair Up EU Cut Out Black UK There Women's Lace Barely 8 US Peep organ.
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