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stratiform

Syllabification: strat·i·form
Pronunciation: /ˈstradəˌfôrm
 
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Definition of stratiform in English:

adjective

technical
1Arranged in layers: stratiform clouds
More example sentences
  • The outlines of stratiform clouds are less distinct and often merge into layers with only slight vertical features.
  • Richard Lindzen quoted it as being the effect of water vapour and stratiform clouds alone.
  • We added three sets of broadband solar radiometers mounted on an aircraft, which was flown over the site and above stratiform clouds at an altitude of 7 km.
1.1 Geology (Of a mineral deposit) formed parallel to the bedding planes of the surrounding rock.
Example sentences
  • Syngenetic mineralization commonly occurs as beds that lie conformably within the layers of the host rocks and hence are called stratiform deposits.
  • For example, layered intrusions are subdivided into stratiform and contact deposits, with the stratiform deposits further subdivided into chromite and sulphide-associated deposits.
  • The Lake Superior portion of the rift system is host to the world-class native-copper deposits of the Keweenaw Peninsula and the sediment-hosted stratiform copper sulfide deposit at the White Pine mine.

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