Adjective: stratified 'stra-ti,fId
Verb: stratify 'stra-ti,fI
- Arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks
"stratified areas of the distribution";
- graded, ranked
- (geology) deposited or arranged in horizontal layers
- (used of society) socially hierarchical
"American society is becoming increasingly stratified";
- Divide society into social classes or castes
"Income distribution often stratifies a society"
- (geology) form layers or strata
"The rock stratifies"
- Develop different social levels, classes, or castes
"Society stratifies when the income gap widens"
- Form, arrange, or deposit in layers
"The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
- Render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
See also: foliaceous, foliate, foliated, hierarchal, hierarchic, hierarchical, laminal, laminar, layered, sheetlike, superimposed
Type of: arrange, change, differentiate, distinguish, fecundate, fertilise [Brit], fertilize, inseminate, lay, place, pose, position, put, secern, secernate, separate, set, set up, severalise [Brit], severalize, tell, tell apart
Encyclopedia: Stratified Stratify