superstratum

noun

su·​per·​stra·​tum ˈsü-pər-ˌstrā-təm How to pronounce superstratum (audio)
-ˌstra-;
ˌsü-pər-ˈstrā-,
-ˈstra-
plural superstrata ˈsü-pər-ˌstrā-tə How to pronounce superstratum (audio)
-ˌstra-;
ˌsü-pər-ˈstrā-,
-ˈstra-
: an overlying stratum or layer
The superstratum of timidity which often overlies those who are daring and defiant at heart had been passed through …Thomas Hardy

Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superstratum was in 1703

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Cite this Entry

“Superstratum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superstratum. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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