- a substratum.
- Biochemistry. the substance acted upon by an enzyme.
- Electronics. a supporting material on which a circuit is formed or fabricated.
Origin of substrate
First recorded in 1570–80; variant of substratum
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Examples from the Web for substrate
Each 6000kg sculpture is lowered to the seabed where it is drilled into the substrate to lessen the effects of turbulent weather.Artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s Underwater Sculptures Are a Sight to Sea
April 7, 2014
Let us return to matter as a substrate, and then to what is said to exist within it.
Nor will the soul be in the body as (a quality) is in a substrate.
This substrate is not a mass; for in this case, it would be an extension.
But if this substrate have no extension, how can it be a residence (for form)?
Yes: it demands a substrate to receive them (as a residence).
- biochem the substance upon which an enzyme acts
- another word for substratum
- electronics the semiconductor base on which other material is deposited, esp in the construction of integrated circuits
Word Origin and History for substrate
1810, from Modern Latin substratum (see substratum).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The material or substance on which an enzyme acts.
- A surface on which an organism grows or is attached.
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- The material or substance on which an enzyme acts. See more at enzyme.
- The surface on or in which plants, algae, or certain animals, such as barnacles or clams, live or grow. A substrate may serve as a source of food for an organism or simply provide support.
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