[strat-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌstræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act or an instance of stratifying.
a stratified state or appearance:
the stratification of ancient ruins from eight different periods.
Also called social stratification. Sociology. the hierarchical or vertical division of society according to rank, caste, or class:
stratification of feudal society.

formation of strata; deposition or occurrence in strata.
a stratum.

the arrangement of sedimentary rocks in distinct layers (strata), each layer representing the sediment deposited over a specific period
the act of stratifying or state of being stratified
(sociol) See social stratification

stratification strat·i·fi·ca·tion (strāt’ə-fĭ-kā’shən)
An arrangement in layers or strata.
Formation or deposition of layers, as of rock, sediments, or atmospheric regions.

stratification definition

The process by which materials form or are deposited in layers, as in sedimentary rocks and some igneous rocks.

Note: The atmosphere and the ocean also exhibit stratification, with the warmer air or water occupying the upper layers.


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