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1.Classification of a mass of data (obtained from research or survey) into categories and sub-categories on the basis of one or more chosen criteria.
2.Hierarchical arrangement of a society into different layers (strata) on the basis of a distinguishing characteristic such as age, gender, life style, race, status.

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  • The researchers used the results of their MTurk surveys to perform stratification analysis along a number of parameters including age, gender, and socioeconomic class.

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  • The geologist used the precise stratification of the dig site to determine how old certain artifacts and human remains were.

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  • Stratification in society often takes places between classes of people based on income with lower and higher classes being divided in neighborhoods.

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