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stra·tig·ra·phy

 (strə-tĭg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, and age of sedimentary rocks.

strat′i·graph′ic (străt′ĭ-grăf′ĭk), strat′i·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
strat′i·graph′i·cal·ly adv.

stratigraphy

(strəˈtɪɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Geological Science) the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological history
2. (Archaeology) archaeol a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
Abbreviation: stratig
stratigrapher, stratigraphist n
stratigraphic, ˌstratiˈgraphical adj

stra•tig•ra•phy

(strəˈtɪg rə fi)

n.
a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
[1860–65]
stra•tig′ra•pher, n.
strat•i•graph•ic (ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk) adj.
strat`i•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

stratigraphy

the branch of geology that studies the classification, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks. — stratigrapher, n.stratigraphic, stratigraphical, adj.
See also: Geology

stratigraphy

1. The study of the composition and relative positions of rock strata.
2. A section cut vertically in the ground and used, by examining the different layers, to determine the chronology of human artifacts or settlement remains that are found buried.
3. The study of stratified (layered) rocks.
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Noun1.stratigraphy - the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
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