stratus

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noun stra·tus \ˈstrā-təs, ˈstra-\

Definition of stratus

plural

strati

play \ˈstrā-ˌtī, ˈstra-\
  1. :  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 and Etymology of stratus

New Latin, from Latin, past participle of sternere


First Known Use: circa 1803


STRATUS Defined for Kids

stratus

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noun stra·tus \ˈstrā-təs, ˈstra-\

Definition of stratus for Students

plural

strati

\ˈstrā-ˌtī, ˈstra-\
  1. :  a cloud extending over a large area at an altitude of from 2000 to 7000 feet (600 to 2100 meters)


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