Definition of Stereo

1. Noun. Reproducer in which two microphones feed two or more loudspeakers to give a three-dimensional effect to the sound.

Exact synonyms: Stereo System, Stereophonic System, Stereophony
Terms within: Amplifier
Specialized synonyms: Boom Box, Ghetto Blaster, Ipod, Quadraphonic System, Quadraphony, Quadriphonic System, Walkman
Generic synonyms: Reproducer
Derivative terms: Stereophonic

2. Adjective. Designating sound transmission from two sources through two channels.
Exact synonyms: Stereophonic, Two-channel
Category relationships: Electronics
Similar to: Biaural, Binaural
Derivative terms: Stereophony

3. Noun. Two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together.
Exact synonyms: Stereoscopic Photograph, Stereoscopic Picture
Specialized synonyms: Anaglyph
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture

Definition of Stereo

1. Proper noun. A solar observation mission, consisting of two identical spacecraft, that will provide stereoscopic imaging of the Sun. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. A device used for playing music, usually in the home, that reproduces sound using stereo. ¹

4. Adjective. Of sound, music, etc, recorded in stereo. ¹

5. Adjective. 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. ¹

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Definition of Stereo

1. to make a type of printing plate [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stereo

sterculia family
sterculia gum
sterculic acid
stereo (current term)
stereo system

Literary usage of Stereo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"In the case of glyceric aldehyde we also have an asymmetric carbon and should have stereo-isomerism, but in the case of this compound such isomers are ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"This and subsequent figures are stereo pairs and may be conveniently viewed ... the aid of a hand-held stereo viewer. Figure 2. The molecular packing in the ..."

3. Military Topography and Photography by Floyd D. Carlock (1918)
"The stereo-Comparator: If two views of the same terrain are taken in which ... Such an instrument, known as the stereo-Comparator, has been invented by Dr. ..."

4. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"The stereo-Chemistry of Ammo-Acids The first investigations into the stereo-chemistry of the 3-carbon compounds have been made by Neuberg and Silbermann,1 ..."

5. Motion Picture Handbook: A Guide for Managers and Operators of Motion by Frank Herbert Richardson (1916)
"stereo, lens holder hinge screw. 26148 stereo, lens holder support 26153 and ... 26155 stereo, lens slide rod clamp screw. 2347 Vertical drive shaft mitre ..."

6. A Concise History of Chemistry by Thomas Percy Hilditch (1911)
"EtO/ — These, observed by Lessen in 1872, have been explained by Werner (1892-6) on the Hantzsch-Werner hypothesis. (c) stereo-isomeric Hydrazones (Hantzsch ..."

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