substratum

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from New Latin substratum, nominalisation of the neuter of Latin substrātus, perfect passive participle of substernō.

NounEdit

substratum (plural substrata)

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

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