stratify
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: New Latin stratificare, from stratum + Latin -ificare -ify Date: 1661 transitive verb 1. to form, deposit, or arrange in strata 2. a. to divide or arrange into classes, castes, or social strata b. to divide into a series of graded statuses intransitive verb to become arranged in strata

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  • Stratify — Strat i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stratified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stratifying}.] [Stratum + fy: cf. F. stratifier.] To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stratify — (v.) 1660s, from Fr. stratifier, from Mod.L. stratificare, from stratum (see STRATUM (Cf. stratum)). Related: Stratified; stratifying …   Etymology dictionary

  • stratify — ► VERB (stratifies, stratified) 1) form or arrange into strata. 2) arrange or classify. DERIVATIVES stratification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • stratify — [strat′əfī΄] vt. stratified, stratifying [Fr stratifier < ModL stratificare < L stratum, layer + facere, to make: see STRATUM & DO1] 1. to form or arrange in layers or strata 2. to preserve (seeds) by placing them between layers of moisture …   English World dictionary

  • stratify — verb a) To become separated out into distinct layers or strata. In this cut you can see how the sedimentary rock layers have been clearly stratified. b) To separate out into distinct layers or strata. Even without a pronounced social class system …   Wiktionary

  • stratify — /strat euh fuy /, v., stratified, stratifying. v.t. 1. to form or place in strata or layers. 2. to preserve or germinate (seeds) by placing them between layers of earth. 3. Sociol. to arrange in a hierarchical order, esp. according to graded… …   Universalium

  • STRATIFY — St. Thomas Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly Patients …   Medical dictionary

  • stratify — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. laminate, flake, scale; see plate …   English dictionary for students

  • stratify — strat·i·fy || strætɪfaɪ v. layer; be deposited in layers; separate into social classes or levels; develop different social classes or levels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stratify — [ stratɪfʌɪ] verb (stratifies, stratifying, stratified) 1》 [usu. as adjective stratified] form or arrange into strata. 2》 arrange or classify. 3》 place (seeds) close together in layers in moist sand or peat to preserve them or to help them… …   English new terms dictionary

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