Origin of stratus
New Latin, from Latin, past participle of sternere
First Known Use: circa 1803
STRATUS Defined for Kids
Definition of stratus for Students
plural stra·ti \ˈstrā-ˌtī, ˈstra-\
: a cloud extending over a large area at an altitude of from 2000 to 7000 feet (600 to 2100 meters)
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