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[ster-ee-om-i-tree, steer-]
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  1. the measurement of volumes.
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Origin of stereometry

From the New Latin word stereometria, dating back to 1560–70. See stereo-, -metry
Related formsster·e·o·met·ric [ster-ee-uh-me-trik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈmɛ trɪk, ˌstɪər-/, ster·e·o·met·ri·cal, adjectivester·e·o·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • The main strength of the Platonist geometers lies in stereometry or the geometry of solids.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6


British Dictionary definitions for stereometry


  1. the measurement of volume
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Derived Formsstereometric (ˌstɛrɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk, ˌstɪər-) or stereometrical, adjective
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stereometry in Medicine


  1. The measurement of a solid object or of the cubic capacity of a vessel.
  2. The determination of the specific gravity of a liquid.
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