English noun: stratum
|1.||stratum (location) one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bed, bed, cambium, corium, corneum, cuticle, derma, dermis, epidermis, horizon, horny layer, malpighian layer, paries, rete Malpighii, seam, stratum basale, stratum corneum, stratum germinativum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum, substrate, substratum, superstrate, superstratum, wall|
|Domain category||being, organism|
|2.||stratum (group) people having the same social, economic, or educational status|
|Samples||The working class.|
An emerging professional class.
|Synonyms||class, social class, socio-economic class|
|Narrower (hyponym)||age class, agriculture, booboisie, bourgeoisie, brotherhood, caste, caste, center, commonality, commonalty, commons, craft, demimonde, domain, estate, estate of the realm, fair sex, firing line, fraternity, immigrant class, labor, labour, lower class, market, middle class, ninja, old school, peasantry, proletariat, sodality, the three estates, trade, underclass, underworld, upper class, upper crust, woman, womanhood, working class, world, yeomanry|
|Member meronym||class structure|
|3.||stratum (cognition) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth|
|Samples||A good actor communicates on several levels.|
A simile has at least two layers of meaning.
The mind functions on many strata simultaneously.