strat·i·fied /ˈstrætəˌfaɪd/ 形容詞
Strat·i·fied a. Having its substance arranged in strata, or layers; as, stratified rock.
Strat·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stratified p. pr. & vb. n. Stratifying ] To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata.
v 1: divide society into social classes or castes; "Income
distribution often stratifies a society"
2: form layers or strata; "The rock stratifies"
3: develop different social levels, classes, or castes;
"Society stratifies when the income gap widens"
4: form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are
stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the
force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list
of names according to the addresses"
5: render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of
earth or sand; "stratify seeds"
adj 1: arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks; "stratified areas
of the distribution" [syn: graded, ranked]
2: deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified
rock" [syn: bedded] [ant: unstratified]
3: (used of society) socially hierarchical; "American society
is becoming increasingly stratified" [syn: class-conscious]