Meaning of “stratum” in the English Dictionary

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"stratum" in British English

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stratumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstrɑː.təm/ us /ˈstræt̬.əm/ plural strata /ˈstrɑː.tə/ /ˈstræ.t̬ə/

(Definition of “stratum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stratum" in American English

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stratumnoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈstreɪ·t̬əm, ˈstræt̬·əm/ plural strata us /ˈstreɪ·t̬ə, ˈstræt̬·ə/

a single layer of something:

the upper strata of society

earth science a single layer 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)

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