- Word Combinations (noun)
|part of speech:
||a horizontal layer, esp. one of several parallel layers in a pile.
Sliced eggplant forms the lowest stratum of this delicious dish, and then there are several layers of sauce, cheese, and more eggplant.
- similar words:
||a layer of material of similar composition, depth, temperature, or the like, as in a geological formation or the earth's atmosphere.
The troposphere is the innermost stratum of the earth's atmosphere.
||a level in a social hierarchy.
Those belonging to the lowest stratum of society were most likely to be convicted of crimes they were innocent of.
||bed, class, plane, tier