[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.
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.
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.
[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.
- Stratified epithelium
stratified epithelium n. Epithelium made up of a series of layers, the cells of each varying in size and shape. Also called laminated epithelium.