social stratification

[ strat-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF social stratification
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This social stratification became a permanent fixture of English society.

Much less of social stratification exists in the country than in the city.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Modern Latin stratificationem (nominative stratificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of stratificare "to form strata," from stratum "thing spread out" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).

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