Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

ster(eo)-

Solid; three-dimensional.

[Greek stereos, solid.]

Sound that is stereophonic (stereo for short) seems to be distributed in space; stereochemistry is concerned with the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms and molecules; a steradian is the SI unit of solid angle; stereography (adjective stereographic) is the representation of three-dimensional things by projection on to a flat surface, for example in map-making or crystallography. A stereoscope is a device by which two photographs can be viewed together to create an impression of depth; the derived adjective stereoscopic refers to something having an appearance of solidity or relief. Stereotype, now usually meaning a fixed and oversimplified image or idea, comes from an older sense of a relief printing plate cast from type.

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