stereoscopic

adjective
ste·​reo·​scop·​ic | \ ˌster-ē-ə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce stereoscopic (audio) , ˌstir- \

Definition of stereoscopic

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

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Other Words from stereoscopic

stereoscopically \ ˌster-​ē-​ə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stereoscopic (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ adverb

Examples of stereoscopic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, 5K and 8K stereoscopic videos will significantly improve resolution quality which matters greatly in VR, creating a more realistic view of the surrounding environment. Dr. Jeremy Nunn, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 The object was a stereoscopic image viewer developed by Charles Harrison. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 As the driver's head moves, the aperture grille adjusts itself so that the right and left eye each see something slightly different, creating a 3D stereoscopic effect. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, 8 July 2020 High Fidelity uses a different approach: 3D audio, a kind of stereoscopic distribution of sound that simulates how voices are carried in real life, both in small groups and massive crowds. Steven Levy, Wired, 18 June 2020 Their timbres, particularly in the winds and brasses, are distinct, blending less smoothly than in orchestras today yet affording stereoscopic clarity. Joshua Barone, New York Times, 26 Feb. 2020 One of the key results of the flyby was the generation of two successive images from slightly different perspectives, allowing a stereoscopic view of Arrokoth. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 13 Feb. 2020 Science Researchers at Newcastle University, UK have been studying stereoscopic vision in praying mantises by having them wear tiny 3D glasses. Megan Molteni, WIRED, 19 Aug. 2019 This included 1,359 frames of 70-mm photography and 17 pairs of lunar surface stereoscopic photographs. Fox News, 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of stereoscopic

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stereoscopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereoscopic. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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stereoscopic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stereoscopic

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
technical : able to see depth and solidness

stereoscopic

adjective
ste·​reo·​scop·​ic | \ ˌster-ē-ə-ˈskäp-ik, ˌstir- How to pronounce stereoscopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of stereoscopic

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

Other Words from stereoscopic

stereoscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stereoscopic (audio) \ adverb

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