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Dictionary Definition

substrate

Noun

1 the substance acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
2 any stratum lying underneath another [syn: substratum]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: sub.strat
  • /ˈsʌbstreɪt/

Noun

  1. The material or substance on which an enzyme acts.
  2. A surface on which an organism grows or is attached e.g. the rock surface of a rockpool is the substrate for a sessile organism such as a limpet.
  3. An underlying layer; a substratum.
  4. In the context of "linguistics": An indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population.
  5. In the context of "plating": A metal which is plated with another metal which has different physical properties.
  6. In the context of "construction": A surface to which a substance adheres.

Translations

the material or substance on which an enzyme acts
  • French: substrat
  • Italian: sottostrato
a surface on which an organism grows or is attached
  • Finnish: kasvualusta
  • Italian: sottostrato
an underlying layer; a substratum
an indigenous language
a metal which is plated with another metal which has different physical properties
  • French: substrat
a surface to which a substance adheres

Extensive Definition

Substrate may mean: Substrate may also refer to:
  • Wafer (electronics), material upon which semiconductor devices are fabricated
  • Printed circuit board (electronics), or the electrically insulating portion of a PCB structure
  • Substratum, in linguistics, a language that influences but is supplanted by a second language
  • Neural substrate, in neuroscience, the set of brain structures that underlies a specific behavior or psychological state
For the concept of the Universal substrate in philosophy, see monism.

See also

substrate in Czech: Substrát
substrate in Danish: Substrat
substrate in German: Substrat
substrate in Spanish: Sustrato
substrate in Italian: Substrato
substrate in Lithuanian: Substratas
substrate in Dutch: Substraat
substrate in Norwegian: Substrat
substrate in Polish: Substrat
substrate in Portuguese: Substrato
substrate in Simple English: Substrate
substrate in Slovak: Substrát
substrate in Finnish: Substraatti
substrate in Ukrainian: Субстрат
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