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stereo

noun ste·reo \ ˈster-ē-ˌō , ˈstir- \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of stereo

plural stereos
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[by shortening]
a : stereophonic reproduction
b : a stereophonic sound system

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First Known Use of stereo

circa 1823

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stereo

adjective

Definition of stereo

1 a : stereoscopic
b : produced by or as if by means of a stereotype

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First Known Use of stereo

1876

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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STEREO Defined for English Language Learners

stereo

Definition of stereo for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of electronic equipment that plays the radio, CDs, etc., and that uses two speakers for the sound

  • : a way of recording and playing back sound so that the sound comes from two directions


stereo

Definition of stereo for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to a system that directs sound through two speakers


STEREO Defined for Kids

stereo

noun ste·reo \ ˈster-ē-ˌō , ˈstir- \

Definition of stereo for Students

plural stereos
: a sound system that reproduces the effect of listening to the original sound

stereo

adjective
  • stereo speakers


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