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English definition of “stratify”

stratify

verb [T]     /ˈstræt.ɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈstræt̬-/
to arrange the different parts of something in separate layers or groups: The sample of people questioned was drawn from the university's student register and stratified by age and gender.Classifying and creating order stratification     /ˌstræt.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌstræt̬-/ noun [U] formal The prime minister wants to reduce social stratification and make the country a classless society.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
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