from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To form, arrange, or deposit in layers.
- transitive v. To preserve (seeds) by placing them between layers of moist sand or similar material.
- transitive v. To arrange or separate into castes, classes, or social levels.
- transitive v. To separate into a sequence of graded status levels.
- intransitive v. To become layered; form strata.
- intransitive v. To develop different levels of caste, class, privilege, or status.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become separated out into distinct layers or strata.
- v. To separate out into distinct layers or strata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form into a layer or layers, as substances in the earth; lay or arrange in strata.
- To preserve (tree-seeds) by spreading them in layers alternating with layers of earth or sand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form, arrange, or deposit in layers
- v. develop different social levels, classes, or castes
- v. render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
- v. form layers or strata
- v. divide society into social classes or castes
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I continue to object to being read as someone who wants to "stratify" the Gospel of Thomas.
It will stratify, meaning it will likely follow the air currents as it travels through our home. "
In fact, fewer options automatically stratify such students further by funneling them into the Cal State University and California Community College systems.
They will certainly stratify who gets what, when and how.
We stratify by income anyway (via housing costs), and get the same thing you claim not to like.
A new report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, “Choice Without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards,” found that charter schools stratify students by race, class, and possibly language, and are more racially isolated than traditional public schools in virtually every state and large metropolitan area in the country.
Together, they can be used "to stratify men into saying, 'You have a high chance of having cancer, and you should get a biopsy now, or if you are in a lower risk group you have a much lower risk of cancer and perhaps you could delay the biopsy,'" Tomlins said.
"It's designed to better stratify the membership tiers so that the benefits logically and progressively improve."
Why do we need to stratify this sonorous state of affairs at all?
Your argument assumes that there aren't any other market segmentations that stratify skill set.