Stratification Definition

strătə-fĭ-kāshən
noun
The process of stratifying or the state of being stratified.
Webster's New World
A stratified arrangement or appearance.
Webster's New World
A structure characterized by a succession of tabular layers, beds, strata, etc.
Webster's New World
A layered configuration.
American Heritage
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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Singular:
stratification
Plural:
stratifications

Origin of Stratification

  • stratum +"Ž -ification

    From Wiktionary

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