[ ster-ee-oh, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr iˌoʊ, ˈstɪər- /
noun, plural ster·e·os.
a stereoscopic photograph.
stereophonic sound reproduction.
a system or the equipment for reproducing stereophonic sound.
Printing. stereotype (def. 3).
pertaining to stereophonic sound, stereoscopic photography, etc.
verb (used with object)
Printing. stereotype (def. 6).
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Origin of stereo
First recorded in 1815–25; by shortening
Definition for stereo (2 of 3)
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
Definition for stereo (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for stereo (1 of 2)
/ (ˈstɛrɪəʊ, ˈstɪər-) /
noun plural stereos
stereophonic soundto broadcast in stereo
a stereophonic record player, tape recorder, etc
- stereoscopic photography
- a stereoscopic photograph
printing short for stereotype
Word Origin for stereo
C20: shortened form
British Dictionary definitions for stereo (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 stereo
Solid; solid body:stereotropism.
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