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stereo

[ ster-ee-oh, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr iˌoʊ, ˈstɪər- /
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noun, plural ster·e·os.
adjective
pertaining to stereophonic sound, stereoscopic photography, etc.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of stereo

First recorded in 1815–25; by shortening

Other definitions for stereo (2 of 3)

stereo-

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

Other definitions for stereo (3 of 3)

stereo.

abbreviation
stereotype.
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British Dictionary definitions for stereo (1 of 2)

stereo
/ (ˈstɛrɪəʊ, ˈstɪər-) /

adjective
noun plural stereos
stereophonic soundto broadcast in stereo
a stereophonic record player, tape recorder, etc
photog
  1. stereoscopic photography
  2. a stereoscopic photograph
printing short for stereotype

Word Origin for stereo

C20: shortened form

British Dictionary definitions for stereo (2 of 2)

stereo-

sometimes before a vowel stere-


combining form
indicating three-dimensional quality or soliditystereoscope

Word Origin for stereo-

from Greek stereos solid
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Medical definitions for stereo

stereo-

pref.
Solid; solid body:stereotropism.
Three-dimensional:stereochemistry.
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