strata, stratum

strata, stratum
 The first is sometimes used when the second is intended, as in "They dug into another strata and at last found what they were looking for." A single level is a stratum. Strata signifies more than one.

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  • strata — c.1700, plural of STRATUM (Cf. stratum) …   Etymology dictionary

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