AskDefine | Define stratification

Dictionary Definition



1 the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
2 the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group [syn: social stratification]
3 forming or depositing in layers
4 a layered configuration
5 the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in ordere to preserve them or promote germination

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  1. the process leading to the formation or deposition of layers, especially of sedimentary rocks
  2. a layering of musical texture
  3. the vertical layering of vegetation in a forest

Extensive Definition

Stratification is the building up of layers, and can have several meanings
stratification in Czech: Stratifikace
stratification in German: Stratifikation
stratification in Dutch: Stratificatie
stratification in Portuguese: Estratificação

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