noun, plural strati
[strey-tahy, strat-ahy] /ˈstreɪ taɪ, ˈstræt aɪ/ (Show IPA)
a cloud of a class characterized by a gray, horizontal layer with a uniform base, found at a lower altitude than altostratus, usually below 8000 feet (2400 meters).
a combining form representing stratum, in compound words:
indicating stratum or strata: stratiform, stratigraphy
noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ)
a grey layer cloud Compare cirrus (sense 1), cumulus
Plural strati (strāt’ī, strā’tī)
A diffuse, grayish cloud that often produces drizzle and is formed primarily in altitudes no higher than 2,000 m (6,560 ft). A stratus cloud close to the ground or water is called fog. See illustration at cloud.
[struh-tik-yuh-lit] /strəˈtɪk yə lɪt/ adjective, Geology. 1. made up of or arranged in thin layers. straticulate /strəˈtɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/ adjective 1. (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 […]