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Stratification

noun
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.  Synonym: social stratification.
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.






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"Stratification" Quotes from Famous Books



... volume. The general notion of rock which may be traced in the earliest work, as Figs. 1 and 2 in Plate 10 Vol. III. is of an upright mass cut out with an adze; as art advances, the painters begin to perceive horizontal stratification, and, as in all the four other examples of that plate, show something like true rendering of the fracture of rocks in vertical joints with superimposed projecting masses. They insist on this type, thinking it frowning or picturesque, and usually exhibit it to more advantage by putting a convent, ...
— Modern Painters, Volume IV (of V) • John Ruskin



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