[strat-uh-fi-key-shuh-nl] /ˌstræt ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃə nl/
a grammar based upon the theory that language is made up of successive strata that are interconnected by established rules.
(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.
noun, Statistics. 1. a random sample of a population in which the population is first divided into distinct subpopulations, or strata, and random samples are then taken separately from each stratum.