Substratal



noun, plural substrata
[suhb-strey-tuh, -strat-uh, -suhb-strey-tuh, -strat-uh] /ˈsʌbˌstreɪ tə, -ˌstræt ə, -sʌbˈstreɪ tə, -ˈstræt ə/ (Show IPA), substratums.
1.
something that is spread or laid under something else; a stratum or layer lying under another.
2.
something that underlies or serves as a basis or foundation.
3.
Agriculture. the subsoil.
4.
Biology. the base or material on which a nonmotile organism lives or grows.
5.
Philosophy. substance, considered as that which supports accidents or attributes.
6.
Photography. a layer of material placed directly on a film or plate as a foundation for the sensitive emulsion.
7.
Historical Linguistics. a set of features of a language traceable to the influence of an earlier language that it has replaced, especially among a subjugated population:
The French word for 80, quatre-vingts (“four twenties”), may reflect a Celtic substratum.
noun (pl) -strata (-ˈstrɑːtə; -ˈstreɪtə)
1.
any layer or stratum lying underneath another
2.
a basis or foundation; groundwork
3.
the nonliving material on which an animal or plant grows or lives
4.
(geology)

the solid rock underlying soils, gravels, etc; bedrock
the surface to which a fixed organism is attached

5.
(sociol) any of several subdivisions or grades within a stratum
6.
(photog) a binding layer by which an emulsion is made to adhere to a glass or film base Sometimes shortened to sub
7.
(philosophy) substance considered as that in which attributes and accidents inhere
8.
(linguistics) the language of an indigenous population when replaced by the language of a conquering or colonizing population, esp as it influences the form of the dominant language or of any mixed languages arising from their contact Compare superstratum (sense 2)
substratum
(sŭb’strā’təm, -strāt’əm)
Plural substrata or substratums

An underlying layer or stratum.

A surface on which an organism grows or is attached; a substrate.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Substrate

    noun 1. a substratum. 2. Biochemistry. the substance acted upon by an enzyme. 3. Electronics. a supporting material on which a circuit is formed or fabricated. noun 1. (biochem) the substance upon which an enzyme acts 2. another word for substratum 3. (electronics) the semiconductor base on which other material is deposited, esp in the […]

  • Substratosphere

    [suhb-strat-uh-sfeer] /sʌbˈstræt əˌsfɪər/ noun, (not used technically) 1. the upper troposphere.



  • Substratum

    noun, plural substrata [suhb-strey-tuh, -strat-uh, -suhb-strey-tuh, -strat-uh] /ˈsʌbˌstreɪ tə, -ˌstræt ə, -sʌbˈstreɪ tə, -ˈstræt ə/ (Show IPA), substratums. 1. something that is spread or laid under something else; a stratum or layer lying under another. 2. something that underlies or serves as a basis or foundation. 3. Agriculture. the subsoil. 4. Biology. the base or […]

  • Substruction

    [suhb-struhk-shuh n] /sʌbˈstrʌk ʃən/ noun 1. a foundation or substructure.



Disclaimer: Substratal definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.