stratum
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Usage note
The plural of "stratum" is "strata."
stratum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (geology)
a. el estrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We were amazed to find hominid remains this ancient at such a shallow stratum.Nos asombramos al encontrar restos homínidos tan antiguos en un estrato tan superficial.
b. la capa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dynamite removed the upper strata that had covered the limestone.La dinamita eliminó las capas superiores que habían cubierto la caliza.
2. (level)
a. el estrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The lower strata of society simply don't have access to those kinds of resources.Los estratos más bajos de la sociedad simplemente no tienen acceso a ese tipo de recursos.
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stratum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. el estrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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stratum [ˈstrɑːtəm]
noun
stratums strata
1 estrato (m)
2 estrato (m); capa (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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