[ ster-ee-ot-uh-mee, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr iˈɒt ə mi, ˌstɪər- /
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the technique of cutting solids, as stones, to specified forms and dimensions.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM stereotomyster·e·o·tom·ic [ster-ee-uh-tom-ik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i əˈtɒm ɪk, ˌstɪər-/, ster·e·o·tom·i·cal, adjectivester·e·ot·o·mist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for stereotomy
It consisted in a division of the cube, or, as he called it, the stereotomy of the cube.
British Dictionary definitions for stereotomy
/ (ˌstɛrɪˈɒtəmɪ, ˌstɪər-) /
the art of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes
Word Origin for stereotomy
C18: from French stéréotomie. See stereo-, -tomy
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