|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|1.||the arrangement of sedimentary rocks in distinct layers (strata), each layer representing the sediment deposited over a specific period|
|2.||the act of stratifying or state of being stratified|
|3.||sociol See social stratification|
|[C17 (in the obsolete sense: the act of depositing in layers) and C18 (in the current senses): from New Latin strātificātiōnem, from stratificāre to |
stratification strat·i·fi·ca·tion (strāt'ə-fĭ-kā'shən)
An arrangement in layers or strata.
|stratification (strāt'ə-fĭ-kā'shən) Pronunciation Key
Formation or deposition of layers, as of rock, sediments, or atmospheric regions.