substratum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

sub- +‎ stratum, both elements from Latin.

NounEdit

substratum (plural substrata)

  1. A layer that lies underneath another.
  2. (figuratively) The underlying cause or basis of something.
  3. (linguistics) A substrate.

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 11:50