Superstratum
Superstratum Su`per*stra"tum, n.; pl. {Superstrata}. [NL.: cf. L. supersternere, superstratum, to spread upon. See {Super-}, and {Stratum}.] A stratum, or layer, above another. [1913 Webster]

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  • superstratum — [so͞o′pər strāt΄em, so͞o′ pərstrat΄əm] n. pl. superstrata [so͞o′pər strāt΄ə, so͞o′pər strat΄ə] or superstratums a stratum lying over another …   English World dictionary

  • superstratum — /sooh peuhr stray teuhm, strat euhm/, n., pl. superstrata / stray teuh, strat euh/, superstratums. 1. an overlying stratum or layer. 2. Historical Ling. a set of features of a language traceable to the influence of a language formerly spoken… …   Universalium

  • superstratum — noun a) A stratum that is on top of another b) A language imposed upon a population that previously spoke another language …   Wiktionary

  • superstratum — [su:pə strα:təm, streɪtəm] noun (plural superstrata tə) an overlying stratum …   English new terms dictionary

  • superstratum — su·per·stratum …   English syllables

  • superstratum — /ˈsupəstratəm/ (say soohpuhstrahtuhm) noun (plural superstrata /ˈsupəstratə/ (say soohpuhstrahtuh) or superstratums) an overlying stratum or layer …   Australian English dictionary

  • superstratum —   n. (pl. ta) overlying layer …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • superstratum — n. (pl. strata) an overlying stratum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Superstrata — Superstratum Su per*stra tum, n.; pl. {Superstrata}. [NL.: cf. L. supersternere, superstratum, to spread upon. See {Super }, and {Stratum}.] A stratum, or layer, above another. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Substratum — In contact linguistics, a substratum (lat. sub : under + stratum : layer → lower layer ) is a language that influences another one while that second, intrusive, language supplants it. Similarly, a superstratum is an intrusive language that exerts …   Wikipedia

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