[struh-tik-yuh-lit] /strəˈtɪk yə lɪt/
made up of or arranged in thin layers.
(of a rock formation) composed of very thin even strata
[strat-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌstræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or an instance of stratifying. 2. a stratified state or appearance: the stratification of ancient ruins from eight different periods. 3. Also called social stratification. Sociology. the hierarchical or vertical division of society according to rank, caste, or class: stratification of feudal society. 4. Geology. […]
[strat-uh-fi-key-shuh-nl] /ˌstræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃə nl/ noun 1. a grammar based upon the theory that language is made up of successive strata that are interconnected by established rules. stratificational grammar noun 1. (linguistics) a theory of grammar analysing language in terms of several structural strata or layers with different syntactic rules
verb (used with object), stratified, stratifying. 1. to form or place in strata or layers. 2. to preserve or germinate (seeds) by placing them between layers of earth. 3. Sociology. to arrange in a hierarchical order, especially according to graded status levels. verb (used without object), stratified, stratifying. 4. to form strata. 5. Geology. to […]
or stratified-charge engine noun 1. an internal-combustion engine in which a small charge of a rich fuel mixture is ignited first and used to improve combustion of a larger charge of a lean fuel mixture.