1. The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.

2. The use of stratagem or artifice.

(Strath) n. [Gael. srath.] A valley of considerable size, through which a river runs; a valley bottom; — often used in composition with the name of the river; as, Strath Spey, Strathdon, Strathmore. [Scot.]

The long green strath of Napa valley.
R. L. Stevenson.

(Strath"spey`) n. [So called from the district of Strath Spey in Scotland.] A lively Scottish dance, resembling the reel, but slower; also, the tune.

(Stra*tic"u*late) a. [Dim. Fr. stratum.] (Min.) Characterized by the presence of thin parallel strata, or layers, as in an agate.

(Strat`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. stratification.]

1. The act or process of laying in strata, or the state of being laid in the form of strata, or layers.

2. (Physiol.) The deposition of material in successive layers in the growth of a cell wall, thus giving rise to a stratified appearance.

(Strat"i*fied) a. Having its substance arranged in strata, or layers; as, stratified rock.

(Strat"i*form) a. Having the form of strata.

(Strat"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stratified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stratifying ] [Stratum + -fy: cf. F. stratifier.] To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata.

(Strat`i*graph"ic Strat`i*graph"ic*al) a. (Geol.) Pertaining to, or depended upon, the order or arrangement of strata; as, stratigraphical evidence.Strat`i*graph"ic*al*ly, adv.

(Strat`i*graph"ic, -ic*al), a. (Mil.) See Stratographic.

(Stra*tig"ra*phy) n. [Stratum + -graphy.] That branch of geology which treats of the arrangement and succession of strata.

(Stra*toc"ra*cy) n. [Gr. an army + -cracy, as in democracy: cf. F. stratocratie.] A military government; government by military chiefs and an army.

(Strat`o*graph"ic Strat`o*graph"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to stratography.

(Stra*tog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. an army + -graphy.] A description of an army, or of what belongs to an army.

(Stra*ton"ic) a. Of or pertaining to an army. [R.]

(Stra*tot"ic) a. Warlike; military. [R.]

(Stra"tum) n.; pl. E. Stratums L. Strata The latter is more common. [L., from sternere, stratum, to spread; akin to Gr. to spread, strew. See Strew, and cf. Consternation, Estrade, Prostrate, Stratus, Street.]

1. (Geol.) A bed of earth or rock of one kind, formed by natural causes, and consisting usually of a series of layers, which form a rock as it lies between beds of other kinds. Also used figuratively.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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