[ ster-ee-uh-skop-ik, steer- ]

  1. 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.

  2. of, relating to, or characterized by a stereoscope or stereoscopy.

Origin of stereoscopic

First recorded in 1850–55; stereoscope + -ic
  • Sometimes ster·e·o·scop·i·cal .

Other words from stereoscopic

  • ster·e·o·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby stereoscopic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stereoscopic in a sentence

  • The stereoscopic effects and the faithful reproduction of the delicate atmospheric shading in the photographs are remarkable.

    Camps and Trails in China | Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews

British Dictionary definitions for stereoscopic


/ (ˌstɛrɪəˈskɒpɪk, ˌstɪər-) /

  1. of, concerned with, or relating to seeing space three-dimensionally as a result of binocular disparity: stereoscopic vision

  2. of, relating to, or formed by a stereoscope

Derived forms of stereoscopic

  • stereoscopically, adverb

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