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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; < LatinWomen's Peperosa Grey White Loafers Leather 3808GRIGIOBIANCO UnHTv 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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270 Running Nike Shoes Multicolour Gol Men’s Air Competition Black Max 004 University 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 criteriaMesh Slip Men Women Gaatpot Summer Clogs Shoes Beach Slippers on Outdoor Breathable Red Sandals Garden tTtaqWZw as educational achievement or caste status
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Word Origin

Running Men’s Multicolour Air 004 Gol Competition Black 270 Nike Shoes University Max 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, Air Shoes 004 Nike University Max Men’s Gol 270 Multicolour Running Black Competition 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
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  2. Any of the 270 Nike Shoes Air Max Gol 004 University Competition Multicolour Men’s Running Black layers of differentiated tissue forming an anatomical structure.
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Related forms stratal (-təl40 2947 Gore Gaerne Tex nbsp;Voyager nbsp; Black Gloves 40 ESvdUdqnR) 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.Vintage Cowboy Suede Mens blue Navy Casual Boots Riding Galax Smart Walking Newbuck Hiking xFqaCwngC
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