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stratus

noun stra·tus \ˈstrā-təs, ˈstra-\
plural stra·ti \ˈstrā-ˌtī, ˈstra-\

Definition of STRATUS

:  a low cloud form extending over a large area at altitudes of usually 2000 to 7000 feet (600 to 2100 meters) — see cloud illustration

Origin of STRATUS

New Latin, from Latin, past participle of sternere
First Known Use: circa 1803

Rhymes with STRATUS

STRATI Defined for Kids

stratus

noun stra·tus \ˈstrā-təs, ˈstra-\
plural stra·ti \ˈstrā-ˌtī, ˈstra-\

Definition of STRATUS for Kids

:  a cloud extending over a large area at an altitude of from 2000 to 7000 feet (600 to 2100 meters)

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