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  • adj. arranged in a sequence of layers or strata
  • adj. having a class structure

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having its substance arranged in strata, or layers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Arranged or disposed in layers or strata: as, stratified rocks. See cut under erosion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. deposited or arranged in horizontal layers
  • adj. (used of society) socially hierarchical
  • adj. arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks


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  • Unlike most other characters in stratified fantasy worlds, dealers interact across a wide cross-section of society — from the poor to the wealthy, criminals as well as the establishment.

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  • I think it helps to prevent the society from becoming too stratified, which is a good thing.

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  • It is, however, a remarkable coincidence, that in the two large islands cut off by the Beagle Channel from the rest of Tierra del Fuego, one has cliffs composed of matter that may be called stratified alluvium, which front similar ones on the opposite side of the channel, — while the other is exclusively bordered by old crystalline rocks; in the former, called Navarin

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  • These sediments were afterwards converted into the first rocks of the so-called stratified or sedimentary series, as contrasted with the crystalline or plutonic rocks like the original mass of the earth and the kinds forced to the surface by volcanic eruptions.

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  • Mounds made in this manner are called stratified mounds, and all altar mounds are probably of this kind.

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  • The specific gravity of the entire Earth is 5.5 on the scale of water as one, whereas the density of the stratified rocks averages only 2.75; that is, the stratified rocks have but one half the density of the Earth as a whole.

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  • The sample was randomly selected using a process called stratified sample with replacements, where the randomised sample is proportionate to the population on a number of sampling stratum, key characteristics thought to be important in the heterogeneity of the sample as a whole, resulting in relatively homogenous groups when separated out.

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  • If medical care is socially stratified, that is we do not all get the same care and some of us get no care at all, if the cost of medical care is unregulated such that more and more of us get no care at all, and the sicker we get, the more we need care and the less we can afford that care, if good medical care is tied to insurance, and affordable insurance to employment, what does that mean for me and my loved ones?

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  • Other types of sampling, such as stratified random or systematic may be more appropriate.

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  • They are called "stratified" because they are in themselves made up of distinct layers, and also because they lie thus one upon another in layers, or _strata_, just as the leaves of a book lie, or as the bricks of a house are placed.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky


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