Stratification meaning

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Stratification is the dividing of people or things into different groups or layers.

When a society becomes rigidly divided along class lines and people of upper classes move further and further away from lower classes, this is an example of social stratification.

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The process of stratifying or the state of being stratified.
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A stratified arrangement or appearance.
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(geol.) A structure characterized by a succession of tabular layers, beds, strata, etc.
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Formation or deposition of layers, as of rock, sediments, or atmospheric regions.
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The process leading to the formation or deposition of layers, especially of sedimentary rocks.
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(ecology) The vertical layering of vegetation in a forest.
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A layered configuration.
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Origin of stratification

  • stratum +"Ž -ification

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