stratificational

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stratification (ˌstrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
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 stratify]
 
stratifi'cational
 
adj

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