stratify

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verb strat·i·fy \ˈstra-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of stratify

stratified

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stratifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form, deposit, or arrange in strata

  3. 2a :  to divide or arrange into classes, castes, or social stratab :  to divide into a series of graded statuses

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become arranged in strata

Origin and Etymology of stratify

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


First Known Use: 1661


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