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Stratum

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Definition of the noun stratum

What does stratum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: strata / stratums (less preferred form)

  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 or a layer of sedimentary rock)
  2. people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of stratum: class / social class / socio-economic class
    • more generic word: people = any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • more specific terms:
      • domain / world = people in general
      • age class = people in the same age range
      • agriculture = the class of people engaged in growing food
      • brotherhood / fraternity / sodality = people engaged in a particular occupation
      • estate of the realm / the three estates / estate = a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
      • working class / proletariat / labour / labor = a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
      • lower class / underclass = the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
      • middle class / bourgeoisie = the social class between the lower and upper classes
      • booboisie = class consisting of all those who are considered boobs
      • commonality / commonalty / commons = a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
      • peasantry = the class of peasants
      • demimonde = a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior
      • underworld = the criminal class
      • yeomanry = class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
      • caste = a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
      • caste = a hereditary social class among Hindus
      • upper class / upper crust = the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
      • ninja = a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations
      • firing line = the most advanced and responsible group in an activity
      • immigrant class = recent immigrants who are lumped together as a class by their low socioeconomic status in spite of different cultural backgrounds
      • center = politically moderate persons
      • old school = a class of people favoring traditional ideas
      • market = the customers for a particular product or service
      • craft / trade = people who perform a particular kind of skilled work
      • womanhood / fair sex / woman = women as a class
    • part of: society = an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
    • member of: class structure = the organization of classes within a society
  3. an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of stratum: layer / level
    • more generic word: place = an abstract mental location
  4. a subpopulation divided into a stratified sampling
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: subpopulation = a population that is part of a larger population

Alternative definition of the noun stratum

noun

  1. One of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.
  2. [geology] A layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout.
  3. Any of the regions of the atmosphere, such as the stratosphere, that occur as layers.
  4. [biology] A layer of tissue.
  5. A class of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status.
  6. [ecology] A layer of vegetation, usually of similar height.

Music

"Stratum" is the second full-length studio album by the Norwegian Christian extreme metal band Drottnar, initially released on October 13, 2012 through Endtime Productions. A single was released for the album, "Lucid Stratum", on November 8, 2011, and the band went on a four-stop tour with Deuteronomium and Pantokrator in Finland from May 2–5, 2013. The album features a highly technical and complex form of extreme metal, and met with a positive reception from critics.

Miscellanea

  1. Stratum: In geology and related fields, a stratum is a layer of sedimentary rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers. The "stratum" is the fundamental unit in a stratigraphic column and forms the basis of the study of stratigraphy.
    • also known as Geologisk lag, Sztrátum, 地层
  2. Stratum: In linguistics, a stratum or strate is a language that influences, or is influenced by another through contact. A substratum or substrate is a language which has lower power or prestige than another, while a superstratum or superstrate is the language that has higher power or prestige. Both substratum and superstratum languages influence each other, but in different ways. An adstratum or adstrate refers to a language that is in contact with another language in a neighbor population without having identifiably higher or lower prestige. The notion of "strata" has first been developed by the Italian linguist Graziadio Isaia Ascoli, and became known in the English-speaking world by two different authors in 1932.
    • also known as Substratum

Phrases with Stratum

Phrases starting with the word Stratum:

  1. stratum basale
  2. stratum corneum
  3. stratum lucidum
  4. stratum granulosum
  5. stratum germinativum

Phrases ending with the word Stratum:

  1. Lateral Stratum
  2. Nemoura Stratum
  3. Oocardium Stratum
  4. Eudendrium Stratum
  5. Euscalpellum stratum
  6. Species Nemoura Stratum
  7. Species Eudendrium Stratum
  8. Species Euscalpellum Stratum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stratum

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Google previewTransactions of the ... Annual Meetings of the Kansas Academy of Science (1898)

The principal stratum is the uppermost, which varies from 7 to 10 feet in thickness . It is a massive limestone, in color light...

Google previewTransactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1898)

The principal stratum is the uppermost, which varies from 7 to 10 feet in thickness . It is a massive limestone, in color light...

Google previewTransactions of the ... Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science (1898)

The principal stratum is the uppermost, which varies from 7 to 10 feet in thickness . It is a massive limestone, in color light...

Google previewThe Journal of Physical Chemistry (1922)

The second stratum is that commonly known as the gumbo. This is a “gray to dark colored, thoroughly leached,

The fourth stratum is a yellow oxidized-unleached clay. 'It contains many pebbles and small boulders, and also many calcareous ...

Google previewDeleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus (2015)

by Brent Adkins

However, there are different kinds of real distinction, and “what varies from stratum to stratum is the nature of the real distinction between...

Google previewLabor Enterprises in Israel (1976)

The Cooperative Economy by Abraham Daniel

The first stratum is that of the land holdings of a family and its relatives: the second stratum is that of the village and its local services; the third consists of a group of ...

Google previewDevelopment of Class Structure in Eastern Europe

Poland and Her Southern Neighbors by Aleksander Gella

The failure to distinguish the individual taken in isolation from the individual understood as a member of a social stratum is the main reason for the confusion that the term intelligentsia has brought ...

Google previewThe Topological Classification of Stratified Spaces (1994)

by Shmuel Weinberger

In that case the bottom stratum is a manifold, and the top pure stratum is naturally ...

Google previewSocial Stratification and Mobility in Central Veracruz (2009)

by Hugo G. Nutini

Moreover, the rationale for grouping these distinct subclasses into a middle stratum is that social mobility here is greater than any other along the range of the regional stratification system. To treat these subclasses separately would detract ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

See stratum. strati-, prefix meaning “layer”: stratification, stratiform, stratigraphy. Stratified /strat'ifTd/ [L, stratum + facere, to make], arranged in layers. Stratified clot, a semisolid mass of coagulated blood that forms in layers within an aneurysm.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

stratum germinativum streptococcal infection the normal wear of the area it covers. The stratum corneum is thick on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet but relatively thin over most areas. Also called horny layer. Compare stratum ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

stratum corneum Latin for the “horny layer,” the top layer of EPIDERMIS that consists of dead cells. Because the surface of this layer is acidic, it is sometimes also referred to as the acid ...

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Stratum Meaning

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Quotes about Stratum

layers stratum varied build geography squeezed life
always deposited on past possibilities future growth
fine veins rich veins sand layers hour glass growth


(Terence George Craddock)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1A1T1U1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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