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Definition of "substratum" []

  • An underlying layer. (noun)
  • A layer of earth beneath the surface soil; subsoil. (noun)
  • A foundation or groundwork. (noun)
  • The material on which another material is coated or fabricated. (noun)
  • Philosophy The characterless substance that supports attributes of reality. (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 "substratum" in a sentence
  • "Is it not sufficiently expressed in the term substratum, or substance?"
  • "If we take away the useful labour expended upon them, a material substratum is always left, which is furnished by Nature without the help of man."
  • "The word substratum is used only to express in general the same thing with substance."
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