1. [ noun ] one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism)
Related terms: layer wall epidermis cambium stratum_granulosum stratum_lucidum stratum_germinativum dermis stratum_corneum substratum horizon seam bed life_form
2. [ noun ] (horse racing) an abstract place usually conceived as having depth
Synonyms: level layer

"a good actor communicates on several levels" "a simile has at least two layers of meaning" "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"

Related terms: place layer
Similar spelling:   striatum