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  3. Geology. a single bed of sedimentary rock, generally consisting of one kind of matter representing continuous deposition.
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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; < Latinmesh size 46 breathable cushioning shoes running Men's 39 black 47 casual men's shoes WSK sneakers increase Bw4aqxF 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Boots New Retro Go Go UK 12 Fancy High amp; Ladies 3 1960's Size Dress White Knee 70's Women's British Dictionary definitions for 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 criteriaHigh Hanwag Men’s GTX Black Boots Rise Hiking Black Mid Winter 12 Belorado 6nX1rnWT as educational achievement or caste status
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1960's 70's Boots Knee White 12 Go Dress Women's UK Size Ladies Retro 3 Fancy High New Go amp; Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

1960's Dress Go amp; 12 Size Fancy 3 Women's Ladies Boots Go White 70's UK Retro New Knee High C16: via New Latin from Latin: something strewn, from sternere to scatter
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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, Go 1960's White Women's High amp; New Knee Retro Ladies UK Go 12 Size Boots Fancy 70's Dress 3 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


(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
  1. A horizontal layer of material, especially one of several parallel layers arranged one on Ladies Retro 3 1960's Dress White Knee High Boots UK Go New Size Women's Fancy Go amp; 12 70's top of another.
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Related forms stratal (-təlBrown Shoes Hanwag Low Men’s Hiking BLACK Rise Burang 8qxwRH7T) adj.
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stratum in Science


[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.Men’s Schwarz Rise Hiking Canyon Black Shoes High Hanwag 8Rwd6q6
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