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stratumnoun [C]

uk   /ˈstrɑː.təm/  us   /ˈstræ.t̬əm/ (plural strata /ˈstrɑː.tə/  us /ˈstræ.t̬ə/ )
one of the ​parts or ​layers into which something is ​separated: The ​reportshows that ​drugs have ​penetrated every stratum of American ​society. specialized geology a ​layer of ​rock, ​soil, or ​similarmaterial: The ​cliffs are ​characterized by ​remarkablezigzagging strata of ​shale and ​sandstone.
(Definition of stratum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stratumnoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈstreɪ·t̬əm, ˈstræt̬·əm/ (plural strata  us   /ˈstreɪ·t̬ə, ˈstræt̬·ə/ )
a ​singlelayer of something: the ​upper strata of ​society earth science a ​singlelayer of the ​earth: Engineers could ​inject seawater into ​sandy strata beneath the ​city.
(Definition of stratum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stratum”
in Chinese (Simplified) 部分, 层, 阶层…
in Chinese (Traditional) 部分, 層, 階層…
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