stratification

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stratum +‎ -ification

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stratification ‎(plural stratifications)

  1. the process leading to the formation or deposition of layers, especially of sedimentary rocks
  2. (music) a layering of musical texture
  3. (ecology) the vertical layering of vegetation in a forest
  4. (sociology) society's categorization of people into socioeconomic strata

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