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/ stɪər /
a cubic meter equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet or 1.3080 cubic yards, used to measure cordwood. Abbreviation: st
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Origin of stere
1790–1800; < French stère < Greek stereós solid
Words nearby stere
Definition for stere (2 of 2)
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.
Also especially before a vowel, stere-.
Origin of stereo-
From the Greek word stereós
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Example sentences 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|The Detroit News
British Dictionary definitions for stere (1 of 2)
/ (stɪə) /
a unit used to measure volumes of stacked timber equal to one cubic metre (35.315 cubic feet)
Word Origin for stere
C18: from French stère, from Greek stereos solid
British Dictionary definitions for stere (2 of 2)
sometimes before a vowel stere-
indicating three-dimensional quality or soliditystereoscope
Word Origin for stereo-
from Greek stereos solid
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Medical definitions for stere
Solid; solid body:stereotropism.
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