- a cubic meter equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet or 1.3080 cubic yards, used to measure cordwood. Abbreviation: st
Origin of stere
- a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “solid”, used with reference to hardness, solidity, three-dimensionality in the formation of compound words: stereochemistry; stereogram; stereoscope.
Origin of stereo-
Examples from the Web for stere
The theoretical unit of volume is the stere, which is a cubic meter.The Style Book of The Detroit News
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- a unit used to measure volumes of stacked timber equal to one cubic metre (35.315 cubic feet)
sometimes before a vowel stere-
- indicating three-dimensional quality or soliditystereoscope
Word Origin and History for stere
unit of the metric system for solid measure, 1798, from French stère "unit of volume equal to one cubic meter," from Greek stereos "solid," from PIE root *ster- "stiff, rigid" (see sterile).
word-forming element, before vowels stere-, from comb. form of Greek stereos "solid" (see stereotype).
- Solid; solid body:stereotropism.