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- Efforts at destroying the inequality of the social stratification system in society and bringing that society to a condition of socially structured equality and classlessness. The ruination of hierarchical pattern and arrangement in society. Destratification is essentially concerned with class relationships (particularly the relations of economic production, or the positioning of class vis-a-vis the means of economic production). Destratification is manifest empirically and sociologically in what could be called "class" social movements; those movements whose focus is centered upon the economic base or core of socially structured inequality. Democratic socialist movements are an excellent example.
- Vertical mixing within a lake or reservoir to totally or partially eliminate separate layers of temperature, plant, or animal life.
Source: Terms of the Environment