Stratum

Stra"tum

(?), n.;
pl. E. Stratums (#), L. Strata (#). The latter is more common.
[L., from sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to Gr. to spread, strew. See Strew, and cf. Consternation, Estrade, Prostrate, Stratus, Street.] 1. (Geol.) A bed of earth or rock of one kind, formed by natural causes, and consisting usually of a series of layers, which form a rock as it lies between beds of other kinds. Also used figuratively.
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2. A bed or layer artificially made; a course.
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