[ struh-tig-ruh-fee ]
/ strəˈtɪg rə fi /
a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
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OTHER WORDS FROM stratigraphystra·tig·ra·pher, stra·tig·ra·phist, nounstrat·i·graph·ic [strat-i-graf-ik], /ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk/, strat·i·graph·i·cal, adjectivestrat·i·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use stratigraphy in a sentence
British Dictionary definitions for stratigraphy
the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological historyAbbreviation: stratig
archaeol a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
Derived forms of stratigraphystratigrapher (strəˈtɪɡrəfə) or stratigraphist (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪst), nounstratigraphic (ˌstrætɪˈɡræfɪk) or stratigraphical, adjective
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Medical definitions for stratigraphy
Other words from stratigraphystrat′i•graph′ic (străt′ĭ-grăf′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for stratigraphy
The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.
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