- strasberg, lee,
- strata title,
- strategic air command
noun, plural stra·ta [strey-tuh, strat-uh] /ˈstreɪ tə, ˈstræt ə/, stra·tums.
Origin of stratum
Examples from the Web for strata
The strata we are considering dip towards the North; the line of strike is East and West.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight|J. Cecil Hughes
Chisels were fairly common at Gezer in all strata after the introduction of bronze.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
When the ore is found in strata or lumps near the surface, they dig down to it.Popular Technology; Volume 2|Edward Hazen
The sections should be drawn as far as possible at right angles to the general strike of the strata.The Principles of Stratigraphical Geology|J. E. Marr
The greater portion of these strata consist of a mixture of sand and clay.Old Rome|Robert Burn
noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
Word Origin for stratum
c.1700, plural of stratum.
"horizontal layer," 1590s, from Modern Latin stratum, special use of Latin stratum "thing spread out, coverlet, pavement," from neuter past participle of sternere "to spread out, lay down, stretch out," from PIE *stre-to- "to stretch, extend," from root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)).