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Definition of Stratification

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formation of strata, deposition in layers; state of being separated into layers; state of being divided into social classes
Stratification Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The deposition of material in successive layers in the growth of a cell wall, thus giving rise to a stratified appearance.
The act or process of laying in strata, or the state of being laid in the form of strata, or layers.
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 diagonal stratification 
WordNet 2.0

1. the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
(hypernym) categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment
(derivation) stratify
2. the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
(synonym) social stratification
(hypernym) condition
(derivation) stratify
3. forming or depositing in layers
(hypernym) geological process, geologic process
(hyponym) foliation
(derivation) stratify
4. a layered configuration
(hypernym) shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation
5. the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in ordere to preserve them or promote germination
(hypernym) placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement
(derivation) stratify
Stratification Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
natural layering or lamination characteristic of sediments and sedimentary rocks. (see strata.)
Stratification Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The existence of structured inequalities in life chances between groups in society.
Stratification Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
In benthos, the presence of different infaunal species at distinct respective horizons below the sediment-water interface
Stratification Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Stratification may refer to:
In mathematics:
  • Stratification (mathematics), any consistent assignment of numbers to predicate symbols
  •  Data stratification in statistics

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Stratification Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
Separating into layers.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
  The formation of separate layers (of temperature, plant, or animal life) in a lake or reservoir. Each layer has similar characteristics such as all water in the layer has the same temperature. Also see thermal stratification.
Stratification Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
Stratification Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms
A layered configuration.
HIV Vaccine Glossary
separation of a study cohort into subgroups or strata according to specific characteristics.