stereometry

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From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek στερεομετρία (stereometría), from στερεός (stereós, solid).

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stereometry (uncountable)

  1. (now rare) The science of measuring the volume of solids or solid bodies.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970:
      , New York 2001, p.106:
      from measures known it is an easy matter to rectify weights, etc., to cast up all, and resolve bodies by algebra, stereometry.

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