stereoscopic

adjective ste·reo·scop·ic \ ˌster-ē-ə-ˈskä-pik , ˌstir- \
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

Definition of stereoscopic

1 : of or relating to stereoscopy or the stereoscope
2 : characterized by stereoscopy
  • stereoscopic vision

stereoscopically

play \ˌster-ē-ə-ˈskä-pi-k(ə-)lē, ˌstir-\ adverb

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First Known Use of stereoscopic

1855

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STEREOSCOPIC Defined for English Language Learners

stereoscopic

Definition of stereoscopic for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe an image that appears to have depth and solidness and that is created by using a special device (called a stereoscope) to look at two slightly different photographs of something at the same time

  • : able to see depth and solidness


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stereoscopic

adjective ste·reo·scop·ic \ ˌster-ē-ə-ˈskäp-ik, ˌstir- \

medical Definition of stereoscopic

1 : of or relating to stereoscopy or the stereoscope
2 : characterized by stereoscopy
  • stereoscopic vision

stereoscopically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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