What is another word for substratum?

Pronunciation: [sʌbstɹˈɑːtəm] (IPA)

When it comes to synonyms for "substratum," there are several options to choose from. Some of the most commonly used alternatives include base, foundation, groundwork, underpinning, and substructure. Each of these words refers to a fundamental layer or support system that lies beneath something else. They can be used interchangeably, but subtle differences in meaning may make one more appropriate in certain contexts. For example, "base" might be used to refer to the lowest layer of a structure, while "foundation" might be used more broadly to refer to the underlying support of an idea or system. Ultimately, the best synonym for "substratum" depends on the specific context in which it is being used.

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What are the opposite words for substratum?

Antonyms for the word "substratum" can be any term that represents an elevated position, a top layer or a superficial aspect. These antonyms include "superstructure," "surface," "topside," and "upper class." The term "superstructure" denotes the higher layer or portion of something, like a building or a roof. "Surface" refers to the outer layer or the exterior aspect of something. "Topside" represents the highest point of a structure or an object, like a ship's deck. Lastly, "upper class" denotes an elevated and superior social position. These antonyms for "substratum" offer a contrasting perspective on the concept of a foundational layer or a basis.

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  • n.

    base

Usage examples for Substratum

Thus we find that another fact of our credulous youth turns out to be a fable, with a very thin substratum of fact for its foundation.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
So that the physique of a woman may suffice as the substratum for a superior Gallic mind, but is too thin a soil for a superior Teutonic one.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind
That there is such a substratum is hardly a matter of doubt, and there have been various publications all tending to prove that the chief characters in 'Adam Bede' were not only very faithful copies of living people, but of people closely connected with its author.
"George Eliot"
Mathilde Blind

Famous quotes with Substratum

  • Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
    T. S. Eliot
  • It is imperative, from the Indian side, that the powers that be in Indian universities must recognize the need for historical Indo-European linguistics in their humanities departments if they are to make significant contributions to the protohistory of their subcontinent. Indo-European studies should, if anything, be an Indian forte, not exclusively a European one; many Indian scholars have a distinct head start due to their advanced knowledge of Sanskrit, which still plays a fundamental and extensive role in this field. In particular, it is simply unacceptable that research into substratum influence in Sanskrit texts has primarily been the preserve of a dozen or so Western scholars, however qualified.
    Edwin Bryant
  • It is difficult for the matter-of-fact physicist to accept the view that the substratum of everything is of mental character. But no one can deny that mind is the first and most direct thing in our experience, and all else is remote inference — inference either intuitive or deliberate.
    Arthur Eddington
  • Time for us embraces a whole field of 'before and after', but Aristotle says: 'Before and after are involved in motion, but time is these so far as they are numbered' ( 223a28). Elsewhere he defines time as 'the of motion in respect of before and after', and he could seriously discuss the question whether there could be time without conscious and thinking beings; 'for if there could be no one to count, there could be nothing counted. ...If nothing can count but soul, and within soul mind, there cannot be time without soul, but only the substratum of time' (ibid. 219b2, 223a22)
    Aristotle
  • if there does not always remain a substratum of doubt, how shall they not fall asleep?
    Miguel de Unamuno

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