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Noun: stratification  ,stra-tu-fi'key-shun
  1. The act or process of arranging persons into classes or social strata
  2. The condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
    - 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 order to preserve them or promote germination

Derived forms: stratifications

Type of: assortment, categorisation [Brit], categorization, classification, compartmentalisation [Brit], compartmentalization, condition, configuration, conformation, contour, emplacement, form, geologic process, geological process, locating, location, placement, position, positioning, shape

Encyclopedia: Stratification