Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One layer or stratum superimposed on another.
  • n. Linguistics The language of a later, invading people imposed on and leaving features in an indigenous language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stratum that is on top of another
  • n. A language imposed upon a population that previously spoke another language

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stratum, or layer, above another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stratum or layer above another, or resting on something else.

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

  • n. any stratum or layer superimposed on another
  • n. the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language

Etymologies

super- +‎ stratum (Wiktionary)

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