[ ster-ee-uh-skop-ik, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i əˈskɒp ɪk, ˌstɪər- /


noting or pertaining to three-dimensional vision or any of various processes and devices for giving the illusion of depth from two-dimensional images or reproductions, as of a photograph or motion picture.
of, relating to, or characterized by a stereoscope or stereoscopy.

Nearby words

  1. stereoptican,
  2. stereopticon,
  3. stereoradiography,
  4. stereoregularity,
  5. stereoscope,
  6. stereoscopic microscope,
  7. stereoscopic vision,
  8. stereoscopy,
  9. stereospecific,
  10. stereospecific catalyst

Sometimes ster·e·o·scop·i·cal.

Origin of stereoscopic

First recorded in 1850–55; stereoscope + -ic

Related formsster·e·o·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stereoscopic


/ (ˌstɛrɪəˈskɒpɪk, ˌstɪər-) /


of, concerned with, or relating to seeing space three-dimensionally as a result of binocular disparitystereoscopic vision
of, relating to, or formed by a stereoscope
Derived Formsstereoscopically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for stereoscopic



1855, from stereoscope (1838), from stereo- + -scope.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for stereoscopic


[ stĕr′ē-ə-skŏpĭk ]


Of, relating to, or characterized by stereoscopy.
Of or relating to a stereoscope.

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