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stratify

strat·i·fy

stratify

 
 
pronunciation:
strae t faI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stratified, stratifies, stratifying
definition 1: to form, arrange, or place in strata or layers.
similar words:
tier
definition 2: to assign categories or create divisions within (a society) according to a hierarchy of social or economic classes.
The rise of the bourgeoisie further stratified European society.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to form or be deposited in layers or strata.
We can see how the rock has stratified over many years.
definition 2: to form or develop into a hierarchy, as a society.
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derivation: stratification (n.)