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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A bed or layer artificially made. Also: One of several superimposed membranes that go to make up an organ. (plural)

Usage examples (38)
  • Noun, : a stratum of ancient foundations. ,an allegory with many strata of meaning. ,the lowest stratum of society
  • But one should not – and does not – find modern human fossils embedded in strata from the Jurassic period (144 million years ago).
  • Ashfall leaves tree trunks vertical in strata for subsequent mineralization and petrification.
  • The word strata means "layers," so technically you could call something like lasagne a strata. for more
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