the foundation or base upon which a building or the like is erected.
the solid platform forming the floor and substructure of a classical temple; crepidoma; podium.
- ster·e·o·bat·ic [ster-ee-uh-bat-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i əˈbæt ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
- Compare stylobate.
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How to use stereobate in a sentence
The entire foundation of the temple, including the stereobate, the stylobate, and the remaining steps.History of Ancient Art | Franz von Reber
At another point in the circumference of this temple there is a stereobate of a more complicated description.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2) | Georges Perrot
When the whole flat surface forming the floor of the passageway (see Pteroma) is considered, the word stereobate is employed.How to judge architecture | Russell Sturgis
British Dictionary definitions for stereobate
another name for stylobate
a foundation of a building in the form of a platform of masonry
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