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[struh-tig-ruh-fee] /strəˈtɪg rə fi/
a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological history stratig
(archaeol) a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation

stratigraphy stra·tig·ra·phy (strə-tĭg’rə-fē)
See tomography.
strat’i·graph’ic (strāt’ĭ-grāf’ĭk) adj.
The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.


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