strata

[ strey-tuh, strat-uh, strah-tuh ]SEE DEFINITION OF strata
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRATA

Gazing on the strata of the earth, he reads the fate of his species.

Now my theory is, you 're in strata here of what we call the Triassic Age.

From this it was only a step to the earth's strata, fossils, crystals—a fresh lecture.

The strata of the past, so visible in other medival cities, are not apparent here.

And now, what will be the character of these strata, old and new?

The Maryland hailstones are unusual, but a dozen strata have often been counted.

They reached their climax at the moment when the two strata began to melt into one.

The bauxite is in beds or strata which often cover the hills like a blanket.

The new ideas were popularized for all strata of the people to imbibe.

No fossils have been found in these strata and their age is uncertain.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1700, plural of stratum.

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