Pronunciation: (ster'ē-ō", stēr'-),[key] —n., pl.ster•e•os, —adj., v.
—n. 1. stereoscopic photography.
2. a stereoscopic photograph.
3. stereophonic sound reproduction.
4. a system or the equipment for reproducing stereophonic sound.
5. Print.stereotype (defs. 1, 2).
—adj. pertaining to stereophonic sound, stereoscopic photography, etc.
—v.t. Print.stereotype (def. 5).
a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “solid”, used with reference to hardness, solidity, three-dimensionality in the formation of compound words: stereochemistry; stereogram; stereoscope.Also,esp. before a vowel,stere-.