verb (stratifies, stratifying, stratified)[with object] (usually as adjective stratified)
- 1Form or arrange into strata: socially stratified cities [no object]: the residues have begun to stratifyMore example sentences
- The continental crust is not stratified like the oceanic crust and so does not have a characteristic seismic velocity structure.
- Some andesitic and felsic intrusions created a minor, stratified volcaniclastic component via hydrovolcanic eruptions.
- The measured succession crops out continuously and is well stratified.
- 1.1Arrange or classify: stratifying patients into well-defined risk groupsMore example sentences
- With this index, patients are stratified into three risk categories based on their total points.
- The International Obesity Task Force has stratified patients into different classes of obesity.
- To optimise treatment, patients should be stratified into risk categories to allow the most appropriate prophylactic measure to be used.
- 1.2Place (seeds) close together in layers in moist sand or peat to preserve them or to help them germinate.More example sentences
- The seeds were stratified and germinated in a greenhouse at Rutgers University.
- Seeds were stratified at 4°C, under moist conditions for 2 weeks before planting.
- Seeds were stratified at approximately 5°C in damp paper towels for 2-4 weeks and planted in flats.
- 1.3 [no object] (Of seeds) be germinated by stratifying.More example sentences
- Cold and moist conditions are necessary in order to stratify and break the seeds' dormancy.
- Untreated seed can be planted in the late summer/early fall and allowed to stratify under natural conditions.
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- Nevertheless, even here the stratification of classes does not appear in its pure form.
- Apart from class stratification, individuals are also categorized by occupation.
- The worker's status has more symbolic than substantial value in China's dual class stratifications.
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