stereo

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See also: STEREO, stereo-, and stéréo

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of stereotype, stereoscope or stereophonic, all originally derived from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, solid).

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stereo (countable and uncountable, plural stereos)

  1. 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.
  2. (by extension) Any object or device equipped with audio components that reproduces sound in stereo, such as a stereo console in the home.
    He liked to listen to classical music on his stereo.
  3. (printing, colloquial) A stereotype.

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stereo (not comparable)

  1. Of sound, music, etc, recorded in stereo.
  2. 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.
    • 2001, Oliver Sacks, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
      One could easily do this with stereo photographs, but one could also do it by making a pseudoscope, with a short cardboard tube and mirrors, []

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stereo (third-person singular simple present stereos, present participle stereoing, simple past and past participle stereoed)

  1. (transitive) To create a stereophotographic image of.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

stereo

  1. stereo

Declension[edit]

Inflection of stereo (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)
nominative stereo stereot
genitive stereon stereoiden
stereoitten
partitive stereota stereoita
illative stereoon stereoihin
singular plural
nominative stereo stereot
accusative nom. stereo stereot
gen. stereon
genitive stereon stereoiden
stereoitten
partitive stereota stereoita
inessive stereossa stereoissa
elative stereosta stereoista
illative stereoon stereoihin
adessive stereolla stereoilla
ablative stereolta stereoilta
allative stereolle stereoille
essive stereona stereoina
translative stereoksi stereoiksi
instructive stereoin
abessive stereotta stereoitta
comitative stereoineen

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɛ.re.o/
  • Hyphenation: stè‧reo

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of stereofonico.

Adjective[edit]

stereo (invariable)

  1. stereo, stereophonic
    Synonym: stereofonico

Noun[edit]

stereo m (invariable)

  1. stereo (radio, boombox, etc.)

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of stereofonia.

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stereo f (invariable)

  1. stereophony

Etymology 3[edit]

From Translingual Stereum, from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, firm, solid).

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stereo m (plural sterei)

  1. Any fungus of the genus Stereum

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References[edit]

  • stereo1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • stereo2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana