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strat·us

 (străt′əs, strā′təs)
n. pl. strat·i (străt′ī, strā′tī)
A low-altitude cloud formation consisting of a horizontal layer of gray clouds.

[From Latin strātus, past participle of sternere, to stretch, extend; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]
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stratus

(ˈstreɪtəs)
n, pl -ti (-taɪ)
(Physical Geography) a grey layer cloud. Compare cirrus1, cumulus
[C19: via New Latin from Latin: strewn, from sternere to extend]
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stra•tus

(ˈstreɪ təs, ˈstræt əs)

n., pl. stra•ti (ˈstreɪ taɪ, ˈstræt aɪ)
a cloud of a class characterized by a gray, horizontal layer with a uniform base.
[1795–1805; < Latin strātus; see stratum]
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strat·us

(străt′əs)
Plural strati
A low-lying, grayish cloud layer that sometimes produces drizzle. A stratus cloud that is close to the ground or water is called fog.
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stratus

Layers of low clouds often covering a large area, usually formed in calm weather.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stratus - a large dark low cloudstratus - a large dark low cloud    
altostratus, altostratus cloud - a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
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Translations

stratus

[ˈstreɪtəs] N (strati (pl)) [ˈstreɪtaɪ]estrato m
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stratus

n (Met) → Stratus m, → Schichtwolke f
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stratus

[ˈstreɪtəs] n (strati (pl)) [ˈstreɪtaɪ] (Met) → strato
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