Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A stratum, or layer, above another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology A stratum that is on top of another
  • noun linguistics A language imposed upon a population that previously spoke another language

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

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

Etymologies

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super- +‎ stratum

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