Stereo meaning

stĕrē-ō, stîr-
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A system of recording or reproducing sound that uses two channels, each playing a portion of the original sound in such a way as to create the illusion of locating the sound at a particular position, each offset from the other, thereby more accurately imitating the location of the original sound when the recorded or reproduced sound is heard.
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A device used for playing music, usually in the home, that reproduces sound using stereo.

He liked to listen to classical music on his stereo.

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Of sound, music, etc, recorded in stereo.
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Of a pair of images: one depicting the view as would be seen from one eye and the other from the other eye, so that when viewed appropriately, they combine to give an impression of three dimensions.
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A solar observation mission, consisting of two identical spacecraft, that will provide stereoscopic imaging of the Sun.
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Stereo is defined as sound that seems to be coming from various directions.

An example of stereo is two people saying the same thing at the same time.

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A stereotype.
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A stereoscopic system or photograph.
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Stereophonic.
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Stereoscopic.
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Solid; solid body.

Stereolithography.

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Three-dimensional.

Stereoscope.

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Solid, firm.

Stereotomy.

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Three-dimensional.

Stereoscope.

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(1) Meaning "two." Stereo refers to the left and right channels or the left and right speakers in a sound system. The term also refers to the components (see stereo system). See stereophonic.(2) Meaning "solid" and "3-dimensional." Refers to the left and right images in a 3D still picture or 3D movie frame. See stereopsis, 3D visualization and 3D rendering.
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Origin of stereo

  • < Gr stereos, hard, firm, solid < IE base *ster-, stiff > stare

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek from stereos solid ster-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened form of stereotype, stereoscope or stereophonic, all originally derived from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereos, “solid").

    From Wiktionary

  • From "Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory"

    From Wiktionary