Shortened form of stereotype, stereoscope or stereophonic, all originally derived from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, “solid”).
stereo (countable and uncountable, plural stereos)
- 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.
- (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.
- (printing, colloquial) A stereotype.
- (Myanmar, music) genre of Western-style pop and rock music
- (object or device): hi-fi, music centre, console, radiogram, consolette
stereo (not comparable)
- Of sound, music, etc, recorded in stereo.
- 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, […]
- (of sound): in stereo, stereophonic
- (of a pair of images): in stereo, stereographic
- (of sound): mono, monophonic, monaural
stereo (third-person singular simple present stereos, present participle stereoing, simple past and past participle stereoed)
- (transitive) To create a stereophotographic image of.
Borrowed from English stereo, shortening of stereophonic and a few other terms.
stereo (invariable, comparative meer stereo, superlative meest stereo)
|Inflection of stereo|
stereo f (plural stereo's, diminutive stereootje n)
- A stereo set, a stereo installation
Internationalism (see English stereo), ultimately from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós).
|Inflection of stereo (Kotus type 3/valtio, no gradation)|
|comitative||See the possessive forms below.|
Clipping of stereofonico.
- stereo, stereophonic
- Synonym: stereofonico
stereo m (invariable)
- stereo (radio, boombox, etc.)
Clipping of stereofonia.
stereo f (invariable)
From translingual Stereum, from Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, “firm, solid”).
stereo m (plural sterei)
- stereo1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
- stereo2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
stereo m or f or n (indeclinable)
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