[soo-per-strey-tuh m, -strat-uh m, soo-per-strey-tuh m, -strat-uh m] /ˈsu pərˌstreɪ təm, -ˌstræt əm, ˌsu pərˈstreɪ təm, -ˈstræt əm/
noun, plural superstrata
[soo-per-strey-tuh, -strat-uh, soo-per-strey-tuh, -strat-uh] /ˈsu pərˌstreɪ tə, -ˌstræt ə, ˌsu pərˈstreɪ tə, -ˈstræt ə/ (Show IPA), superstratums.
an overlying stratum or layer.
Historical Linguistics. a set of features of a language traceable to the influence of a language formerly spoken within the same society by a dominant group:
English has a Norman-French superstratum.
noun (pl) -ta (-tə), -tums
(geology) a layer or stratum overlying another layer or similar structure
(linguistics) the language of a conquering or colonizing population as it supplants that of an indigenous population, as for example French and English in the Caribbean Compare substratum (sense 8)
noun, Physics. 1. an elementary particle treated as a string in any string theory of supersymmetry. superstring theory [soo-per-string] /ˈsu pərˌstrɪŋ/ noun 1. any supersymmetric string theory in which each type of elementary particle is treated as a vibration of a single fundamental string (superstring) at a particular frequency. noun 1. (physics) a type of […]
[soo-per-string] /ˈsu pərˌstrɪŋ/ noun 1. any supersymmetric string theory in which each type of elementary particle is treated as a vibration of a single fundamental string (superstring) at a particular frequency. superstring theory (s’pər-strĭng’) A type of string theory that includes the theoretical assumptions of supersymmetry.
verb 1. (transitive) to erect upon a foundation or on top of another building or part
[soo-per-struhk-cher] /ˈsu pərˌstrʌk tʃər/ noun 1. the part of a building or construction entirely above its foundation or basement. 2. any structure built on something else. 3. the overlying framework or features of an organization, institution, or system, built or superimposed on a more fundamental base. 4. Nautical. any construction built above the main deck […]