stereotomy

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From French stéréotomie, from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereos, solid) + -τομία (-tomia, -cut).

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stereotomy (uncountable)

  1. (geometry, masonry) The cutting or dissection of solids.
    • 1841, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue":
      Here your countenance brightened up, and, perceiving your lips move, I could not doubt that you murmured the word ‘stereotomy’, a term very affectedly applied to this species of pavement.

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