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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.
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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
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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.
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stratigraphy

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

[strəˈtɪgrəfɪ] Nestratigrafía f
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This will be driven by using advanced seismic interpretation techniques using the newly reprocessed 3D seismic to find stratigraphically trapped reserves on the flanks of the large already producing structures in the area.
Sequence stratigraphically controlled diagenesis governs reservoir quality in the carbonate Dehluran Field, southwest Iran.
In that study, he said he aimed to 'understand the transition from the stratigraphically lower flake tool assemblages found in the caves into the upper Neolithic assemblages that are found both in the caves and in the open sites (by) looking for evidence of changes in material culture and subsistence strategies through time.'
So-called processing stones include hammers, anvils, and querns, many of which at Bat are dated stratigraphically. They indicate material production but also food processing.
In general, one can say that while there are elements suggesting a pre-Inca as well as Inca occupation of the camp, it has not been able to distinguish this diachronic sequence stratigraphically. What is observed is the great impact of the occupation associated with Tawantinsuyo, which would have led to the remodeling, modification, and cleaning up of the site and all of its architecture, resulting in the current version of the site.
The continuity in brachiopod distribution corresponds presumably to the stratigraphically more complete sections in Lithuania than in Estonia (Hints et al.
Papers are organized stratigraphically and analyze carbonate-dominated systems, siliciclastic systems, mixed carbonate and siliciclastics, and evaporite systems deposited during the Paleozoic Era in the Michigan Basin.
In the presence of these layers, the fluid system becomes stratigraphically compartmentalized, and the salt chimney effect is dominated by conduction.
The Buena Vista Member occurs stratigraphically near the bottom of the Lower Mississippian Cuyahoga Formation (Fig.