Stratum vs Monostratal - What's the difference?

stratum | monostratal |


As a noun stratum

is one of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.

As an adjective monostratal is

composed of or organized as a single stratum.

stratum

English

Noun

(strata)
  • One of several parallel horizontal layers of material arranged one on top of another.
  • (geology) A layer of sedimentary rock having approximately the same composition throughout.
  • Any of the regions of the atmosphere, such as the stratosphere, that occur as layers.
  • (biology) A layer of tissue.
  • A class of society composed of people with similar social, cultural, or economic status.
  • (ecology) A layer of vegetation, usually of similar height.
  • Synonyms

    * (layers of material arranged one on top of another) tier

    monostratal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • composed of or organized as a single stratum.
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    , year=2009 , author=William D. Lewis , coauthors=Simin Karimi, Heidi Harley , title=Time and again: Theoretical perspectives on formal linguistics in honor of D. Terrence Langendoen , page=220 , isbn=9027255180 , passage=First, it is a monostratal model that does not require transduction. Hence it enjoys the full restrictiveness of finite state automata over transducers.}}