stratification (social stratification)

(noun) A system of inequality based on ranking people or groups based on power, prestige, and wealth.

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  • Plural: stratifications
  • The terms stratification and social stratification are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
  • A society that has stratification is called a stratified society.

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