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Definition of "stratification" [strat•i•fi•ca•tion]

  • Formation or deposition of layers, as of rock or sediments. (noun)
  • The condition of being stratified. (noun)
  • A layered configuration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stratification" in a sentence
  • "You could have a totally unbiased exit poll with zero sampling error, but until the stratification is accounted for, you have no information."
  • "With universal schooling, this might be the only outcome, and may be why income stratification is prevelant in many advanced societies, and getting more prevelant."
  • "If individuals value social stratification, is it the government's business to correct them?"