[ strey-tuh s, strat-uh s ]
/ ˈstreɪ təs, ˈstræt əs /
noun, plural stra·ti [strey-tahy, strat-ahy] /ˈstreɪ taɪ, ˈstræt aɪ/.
a cloud of a class characterized by a gray, horizontal layer with a uniform base, found at a lower altitude than altostratus, usually below 8000 feet (2400 meters).
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Origin of stratus
1795–1805; < Latin strātus; see stratum
Words nearby stratus
Definition for strati (2 of 2)
a combining form representing stratum in compound words: stratiform.
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British Dictionary definitions for strati (1 of 2)
indicating stratum or stratastratiform; stratigraphy
British Dictionary definitions for strati (2 of 2)
Word Origin for stratus
C19: via New Latin from Latin: strewn, from sternere to extend
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Scientific definitions for strati
[ străt′əs, strā′təs ]
Plural strati (străt′ī, strā′tī)
A diffuse, grayish cloud that often produces drizzle and is formed primarily in altitudes no higher than 2,000 m (6,560 ft). A stratus cloud close to the ground or water is called fog. See illustration at cloud.
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