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stra tuh fahyd

  • v  divide society into social classes or castes
  • v  form layers or strata
  • v  develop different social levels, classes, or castes
  • v  form, arrange, or deposit in layers
    The fish are stratified in barrels
    The rock was stratified by the force of the water
  • v  render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand
  • s  arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks
    stratified areas of the distribution
  • a  deposited or arranged in horizontal layers
    stratified rock
  • s  (used of society) socially hierarchical
    American society is becoming increasingly stratified

  • The most likely replacements for big cars are the diesel engine, which is championed by GM, and the stratified-charge gasoline engine, being developed by Ford.
  • Moses Fagin's story parallels that of Oliver Twist in his being orphaned at a young age, trapped in a rigidly stratified society and at the mercy of its caprices.
  • The way the housing market has stratified can be clearly seen in Howard County, Maryland.
News & Articles

  • Lawmakers outside intelligence loop get miffed about briefing structure in Congress
    As more details trickle out this week about the federal government's secret collection of American telephone records, frustration is growing on Capitol Hill over a stratified intelligence-briefing structure that gives some members — but far from all — access to highly classified information. No fewer than four layers of intelligence ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Washington Times

  • Michael Gove in Economist
    Mr Gove wants to fix what he describes as "one of the most stratified and segregated school systems in the developed world".
  • Pete Townshend in Online Rock Radio
    Townshend says that he feels lucky to still have an active professional and personal relationship with Daltrey: "I think being stratified by some extent by losing Keith Moon and losing John Entwistle, relatively recently in John's case, we have each...
  • President Bush in UK Express
    The former chief speechwriter to President George W Bush added: "That doesn't exist in Europe in the same way and particularly in Britain, which is more socially stratified than the US. They live in Muslim ghettoes and feel alienated from the larger...

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