[ster-ee-os-kuh-pee, steer-]

Origin of stereoscopy

First recorded in 1860–65; stereo- + -scopy
Related formsster·e·os·co·pist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for stereoscopy


  1. the viewing or appearance of objects in or as if in three dimensions
  2. the study and use of the stereoscope
Derived Formsstereoscopist, noun
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stereoscopy in Medicine


  1. An optical technique by which two images of the same object are blended into one, giving a three-dimensional appearance to the single image.
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