stratify

verb strat·i·fy \ ˈstra-tə-ˌfī \

Definition of stratify

stratified; stratifying
transitive verb
1 : to form, deposit, or arrange in strata
2 a : to divide or arrange into classes, castes, or social strata
b : to divide into a series of graded statuses
intransitive verb
: to become arranged in strata

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Origin and Etymology of stratify

New Latin stratificare, from stratum + Latin -ificare -ify


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