Meaning of STRATIGRAPHY in English

STRATIGRAPHY

[ strə'tɪgrəfi ]

■ noun

1》 the branch of geology concerned with the order and relative dating of strata.

2》 the analysis of the order and position of layers of archaeological remains.

3》 the structure of a particular set of strata.

Derivatives

stratigrapher noun

stratigraphic adjective

stratigraphical adjective

Origin

C19: from stratum + -graphy .

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