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ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə, ˈstrɑ təstra·ta

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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STRATAnoun

    Beds; layers. A philosophical term.

    Etymology: The plural of stratum, Latin.

    The terrestrial matter is disposed into strata, or layers, placed one upon another; in like manner as any earthy sediment, settling down from a fluid, will naturally be. John Woodward.

    With how much wisdom are the strata laid,
    Of different weight and of a different kind,
    Of sundry forms for sundry ends design’d! Richard Blackmore.


  1. Strata

    In geology and related fields, a stratum (PL: strata) is a layer of rock or sediment characterized by certain lithologic properties or attributes that distinguish it from adjacent layers from which it is separated by visible surfaces known as either bedding surfaces or bedding planes. Prior to the publication of the International Stratigraphic Guide, older publications have defined a stratum as either being either equivalent to a single bed or composed of a number of beds; as a layer greater than 1 cm in thickness and constituting a part of a bed; or a general term that includes both bed and lamina.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stratanoun

    pl. of Stratum

  2. Strata

    of Stratum


  1. Strata

    Strata was a rock band from Campbell, California formed in 2001. They released two full-length albums with Wind-up Records, before disbanding after the departure of vocalist Eric Victorino on 19 January 2008.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strata

    strā′ta, pl. of stratum.

Editors Contribution

  1. strata

    layer of material. one of a number of parallel layers or levels upon another. plural of stratum.

    a stratum of ancient foundations

    Submitted by anonymous on January 24, 2014  

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Anagrams for strata »

  1. astart

  2. attars

  3. Tatars

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strata in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strata in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of strata in a Sentence

  1. Woody Fischer:

    There are still many kilometers of Mars history to explore, the strata will reveal Gale’s early history, its tory. We know there are rocks that were deposited underwater, in the lake. What is the chemistry of these rocks ? That lake represented an interface between the water and the atmosphere, and should tell us important things about the environment of the time.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Man can be categorized into three levels on social strata: One who are Consciously Unconscious, second who are Unconsciously Conscious - while both are inter-dependent for their survival; the third by and large a rare breed, Consciously Conscious sect – who don’t ever relate to this world!”

  3. Loren:

    The skull lay tilted in such a manner that it stared, sightless, up at me as though I, too, were already caught a few feet above him in the strata and, in my turn, were staring upward at that strip of sky which the ages were carrying farther away from me.

  4. Walther Collection curator Brian Wallis:

    This is a way of cataloging a certain strata of society ... to divide society into those that are acceptable and those that are not.

  5. Shaul Gabbay:

    The idea that ‘ everyone is part of our mission ’ is also part of the terrorizing, that the enemy can be attacked from anywhere at any time by anyone, iSIS will recruit from any social strata, and using female terrorists in general and suicide bombers in particular is only going to increase.

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