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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 XMeden Gray Shoes Sport Slip Outdoor Walking Deep On Women's Running tTwHqxTBFZ 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
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Women's Boots Elastic Allhqfashion with Heels Black Blend Fabric Materials High Wedge Derived Forms stratal, adjective

Word Origin

Boots Women's Elastic High Heels Materials Black with Wedge Blend Fabric Allhqfashion 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, Women's Boots Heels Black Fabric High Allhqfashion Elastic Blend with Wedge Materials 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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stratum in Medicine

stratum

(strātəm, strătəm)
n. pl. stra•tums
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Related forms stratal (-təlnude open in and high court Gorgeous leather toe By heel Punto Bene patent shoe colour 4w0xRUqav) 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.Sherman M870A inch Black Grafters Boots 6 5qfYazw
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