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superstrate (language)

Definition:

the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plurals:

superstrate* | superstrates
(* superstrate may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

superstratum

Etymology:

super- + stratum
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of superstrate...

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

superstrate | superstrates [plural] | superstrated [past tense] | superstrating [present participle]

A layer or stratum adjacent and parallel to another. | [physics] The sudden increase in the electrical conductivity of some metals as their temperature falls to near absolute zero. | [photovoltaics] The covering on the sunny side of a photovoltaic (PV)... (39 of 77 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/superstrate

Collins Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural] | superstratums [plural]

[geology] a layer or stratum overlying another layer or similar structure | [linguistics] the language of a conquering or colonizing population as it ... (22 of 207 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superstratum

Random House Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural] | superstratums [plural]

an overlying stratum or layer. | [historical linguistics] a set of features of a language traceable to the influence of a language formerly spoken ... (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/superstratum

Oxford Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural]

an overlying stratum (3 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/superstratum

American Heritage Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural]

One layer or stratum superimposed on another. | [linguistics] The language of a later, invading people imposed on and leaving features in an ... (22 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superstratum

New World Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural] | superstratums [plural]

a stratum lying over another (5 of 14 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superstratum

Wikipedia:

Language | a language

the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. The scientific study of language is called linguistics. Estimates of the number of languages in the world vary between... (41 of 15334 words, 23 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Language

Language (disambiguation) | a language

the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific example of such a system. Language may also refer to: Language (journal), a journal of the Linguistic Society of America | Language (album), a... (40 of 273 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Language (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

language

a system of conventional spoken or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, ... (25 of 1116 words, 8 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/329791​/language

Macmillan British Dictionary:

language | languages [plural] | mind/watch your language | speak/talk the same language

[uncountable] the method of human communication using spoken or written words ; the style or types of words used by a person or group | [countable] ... (25 of 439 words, 5 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/language

Merriam-Webster:

language | specifically [synonym, sense-specific] | profanity [synonym, sense-specific] | lingo [synonym, sense-specific] | mother tongue [synonym, sense-specific] | speech [synonym, sense-specific] | tongue [synonym, sense-specific] | vocabulary [synonym, sense-specific] | acrolect [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and ... | form or manner of verbal expression ; specifically, "style" ; the ... (24 of 313 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/language

Columbia Encyclopedia:

language | speech

systematic communication by vocal symbols. It's a universal characteristic of the human species. Nothing is known of its origin, although scientists ... (21 of 210 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0828818​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

language

a system of communication consisting of sounds, words and grammar, or the system of communication used by the people of a particular country or ... (24 of 69 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/language

Encarta Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural]

a layer, especially of rock or sedimentation, on top of another one | the language of an invading or colonizing population in relation to the language ... (25 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717102​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural]

Origin: super- + stratum

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/superstratum

super-

Origin: the Latin super

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/super-

stratum | strata [plural]

Origin: Latin strātum ("a spread for a bed, coverlet, quilt, blanket; a pillow, bolster; a bed"), neuter singular of strātus, perfect passive participle of sternō ("spread").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/stratum

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

superstrate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "superstrate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "superstrate"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/superstrate

superstratum

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "superstratum"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "superstratum"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "superstratum" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/superstratum

Collins Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural] | superstratums [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "superstratum"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superstratum

Google Dictionary:

superstratum | superstrata [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "superstratum"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=superstratum

YourDictionary Audio:

superstratum

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "superstratum" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superstratum

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