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su·per·stra·tum

 (so͞o′pər-strā′təm, -străt′əm)
n. pl. su·per·stra·ta (-strā′tə, -străt′ə)
1. One layer or stratum superimposed on another.
2. Linguistics The language of a later, invading people imposed on and leaving features in an indigenous language.

su′per·stra′tal adj.
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superstratum

(ˌsuːpəˈstrɑːtəm; -ˈstreɪ-)
n, pl -ta (-tə) or -tums
1. (Geological Science) geology a layer or stratum overlying another layer or similar structure
2. (Linguistics) linguistics the language of a conquering or colonizing population as it supplants that of an indigenous population, as for example French and English in the Caribbean. Compare substratum8
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Noun1.superstratum - any stratum or layer superimposed on another
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
2.superstratum - the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
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superstratum

[ˌsuːpəˈstrɑːtəm] N (superstratums or superstrata (pl)) [ˌsuːpəˈstrɑːtə]superstrato m
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superstratum

n pl <-strata> (Geol) → obere Schicht; (Ling) → Superstrat nt
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References in periodicals archive ?
Initially, schools were stratified by superstrata (i.e., school type or sector and geographic region) and substrata (i.e., urban, suburban, rural) (U.S.
KP: He has aimed so much of this at the upper-middle class, while the capitalist superstrata still have their lower capital gains rate.
native substratum, and two superstrata, one of which is that of Chinese loanwords and the other that of non-Chinese loanwords.