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stratum

Noun

1 one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism)
2 an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously" [syn: level, layer] [also: strata (pl)]strata See stratum

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

strata plural
  1. Plural of stratum.

Latin

Etymology

From sternere

Noun

strata (via strata)

Extensive Definition

Strata is the plural of stratum (the geological formation); for other uses in which it can be used in the singular or plural, see Stratum (disambiguation).
Strata may refer to:
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