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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).
noun (pl) -ti (-taɪ)
a grey layer cloud Compare cirrus (sense 1), cumulus
(strāt’əs, strā’təs)
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.
One of the leading manufacturers of fault-tolerant computer systems. While virtually all of Stratus’ core hardware and software is sold into the financial services, telecommunications, travel and transportation, and gaming these markets, a broad range of middleware and applications are developed and marketed by Stratus, its subsidiaries, and third party partners.
Yearly sales $609M, profits $43.5M (1996).


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