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STRATIFICATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does stratification mean? 

STRATIFICATION (noun)
  The noun STRATIFICATION has 5 senses:

1. the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
2. the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
3. forming or depositing in layers
4. a layered configuration
5. the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination

  Familiarity information: STRATIFICATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRATIFICATION (noun)


Sense 1stratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stratification" is a kind of...):

assortment; categorisation; categorization; classification; compartmentalisation; compartmentalization (the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type)


Sense 2stratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

social stratification; stratification

Hypernyms ("stratification" is a kind of...):

condition (a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing)


Sense 3stratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forming or depositing in layers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("stratification" is a kind of...):

geologic process; geological process ((geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stratification"):

foliation ((geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock)


Sense 4stratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A layered configuration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("stratification" is a kind of...):

configuration; conformation; contour; form; shape (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline))


Sense 5stratification [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stratification" is a kind of...):

emplacement; locating; location; placement; position; positioning (the act of putting something in a certain place)


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