- 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.
- 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.
- Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
- Biology. a layer of tissue; lamella.
- Ecology. (in a plant community) a layer of vegetation, usually of the same or similar height.
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- Sociology. a level or grade of a people or population with reference to social position, education, etc.: the lowest stratum of society.
- Linguistics. (in stratificational grammar) a major subdivision of linguistic structure.Compare level(def 17).
Origin of stratum
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Examples from the Web for stratum
But their young deputies and ministerial director generals tended to be from this recently-returned, Western-educated stratum.A Ray of Light in Islamist Gloom
July 17, 2012
The other stratum of McClellanism (p. 191) is composed of intriguers.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
The "blue lead" is a stratum of blue clay very rich in gold.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
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Nobody but Alston, in their stratum at least, had come in person.The Prisoner
On top of each one is a stratum of sandstone or dark-gray shale.Diggers in the Earth
Eva March Tappan
- (usually plural) any of the distinct layers into which sedimentary rocks are divided
- biology a single layer of tissue or cells
- a layer of any material, esp one of several parallel layers
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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, 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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- 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.