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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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Stratification in society often occurs between classes of people based on income with lower and higher classes being divided geographically.
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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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