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substratum

noun

1 substratum

A surface on which an organism grows or is attached.

synonym: substrate.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 316: materiality, materialness; corporeity, corporality; substantiality, substantialness, flesh and blood, plenum; physical condition.    matter, body, substance, brute matter, ... show more

Roget 211: base, basement; plinth, dado, wainscot; baseboard, mopboard; bedrock, hardpan [U.S.]; foundation etc. (support) 215; substructure, ... show more

Roget 204: layer, stratum, strata, course, bed, zone, substratum, substrata, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, ... show more

Roget 3: substantiality, hypostasis; person, being, thing, object, article, item; something, a being, an existence; creature, body, substance, ... show more

Roget 221: interiority; inside, interior; interspace, subsoil, substratum; intrados.    contents etc. 190; substance, pith, marrow; backbone ... show more

Dutch: substraat



2 substratum

Any stratum or layer lying underneath another.

synonym: substrate.

Dutch: laag, onderlaag, onderliggende reden, substraat

3 substratum

An indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population.

synonym: substrate.


Moby thesaurus: air, atom, atomic particles, band, base, basement, basis, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, belly, belt, bottom, bottom side, breech, brute matter, building block, buttocks, chemical element ... show more.

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