Superstratum definition

so͝opər-strātəm, -strătəm
One layer or stratum superimposed on another.
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(linguistics) The language of a later, invading people imposed on and leaving features in an indigenous language.
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A stratum lying over another.
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(geology) A stratum that is on top of another.
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(linguistics) A language imposed upon a population that previously spoke another language.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
superstratum
Plural:
superstrata

Origin of superstratum

  • super- +"Ž stratum

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