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

  • adjective Lacking definite layers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, not stratified; not arranged in clearly definable layers or strata: applied to the thalli of certain lichens.
  • In geology, not stratified.

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

  • adjective (Geol.) Not stratified; -- applied to massive rocks, as granite, porphyry, etc., and also to deposits of loose material, as the glacial till, which occur in masses without layers or strata.

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  • adjective Not stratified

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  • adjective not deposited in layers


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un- +‎ stratified


  • Naturally each of the smaller ones will seem more homogeneous, equal and unstratified than the large one.

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  • Shifts in diatoms from Fragilaria forms to a high abundance of the planktonic Cyclotella forms are consistent "with a shorter duration of ice cover, a longer growing season, and/or stronger thermal stratification patterns", such as a shift from unstratified to stratified conditions.

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  • Undisturbed forests have a dense, unstratified canopy.

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  • The observed mixture of unstratified fine and coarse sediments in the bone bed is typical for sediment-gravity-flow deposits.

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  • The observed mixture of unstratified fine and coarse sediments in the bone bed is typical for sediment-gravity-flow deposits.

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  • The undisturbed forests have an unstratified, dense canopy and an undergrowth made up of seedlings and saplings of the canopy trees.

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  • The dry forests also have a thick, unstratified understory of shrubs and grasses.

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  • However this is not the way in which we routinely interpret mathematics in NF since the interpreting formulæ are unstratified and unwieldy: extra axioms are needed.

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  • How much higher depends on the version of ordered pair being used, but there are very few formulæ that come out stratified on one version of ordered pair but unstratified on another, and they are all pathological in ways reminiscent of the paradoxes.

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  • α decorated with curly brackets, one finds that the very assertion that there is an isomorphism between these two wellorderings comes out stratified or unstratified depending on one's choice of implementation of ordered pair!

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