- 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-
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Historical Examples of stere
The theoretical unit of volume is the stere, which is a cubic meter.The Style Book of The Detroit News
The Detroit News
- a unit used to measure volumes of stacked timber equal to one cubic metre (35.315 cubic feet)
Word Origin for stere
sometimes before a vowel stere-
- indicating three-dimensional quality or soliditystereoscope
Word Origin for stereo-
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.