- the act or an instance of stratifying.
- a stratified state or appearance: the stratification of ancient ruins from eight different periods.
- Also called social stratification. Sociology. the hierarchical or vertical division of society according to rank, caste, or class: stratification of feudal society.
- formation of strata; deposition or occurrence in strata.
- a stratum.
Origin of stratification
Examples from the Web for stratification
The stratification of the blogosphere was an inevitable consequence of freedom of choice.What Liberal Bloggers Can Teach the Right
July 24, 2010
Stratification in meteorites, however, is denied by the faithful.The Book of the Damned
The cleavage of slates then is not a question of stratification; what then is its cause?Fragments of science, V. 1-2
Like all such accumulations, it is totally free from stratification.
Partial substitutes for stratification are soaking and scalding the seeds.
They should generally be transported in some sort of stratification.
- the arrangement of sedimentary rocks in distinct layers (strata), each layer representing the sediment deposited over a specific period
- the act of stratifying or state of being stratified
- sociol See social stratification
Word Origin and History for stratification
1610s, from Modern Latin stratificationem (nominative stratificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of stratificare "to form strata," from stratum "thing spread out" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).
- An arrangement in layers or strata.
- Formation or deposition of layers, as of rock, sediments, or atmospheric regions.