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 stereoscopically (audio) , ˌstir-​ \ adverb

Examples of stereoscopic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets Updated Infotainment, 3D Display," 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, "Videoconferencing Needs to Climb Out of the Uncanny Valley," 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, "This Is How to Do a Beethoven Symphony Cycle," 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, "Details pour in from New Horizons’ visit to a Kuiper Belt Object," 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, "Colonies of Aggressive, Social Spiders Boom After a Hurricane," 19 Aug. 2019 This included 1,359 frames of 70-mm photography and 17 pairs of lunar surface stereoscopic photographs. Fox News, "Apollo 11: How 'dumb luck' saved iconic Moon photos from being destroyed," 27 July 2019 Watching the two simultaneously gives you a stereoscopic view of what’s happening. Christopher Wallenberg,, "In ‘Cold Blood,’ sleight of hand creates a different kind of magic," 24 May 2018 Using stereoscopic 4k-resolution camera pods to capture near 360-degree views, the feeds are sent to a production truck with Intel servers processing and delivering the content to users. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Meet the NBA's new frontier: Watching games in virtual reality," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of stereoscopic

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stereoscopic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce stereoscopic (audio)

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


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 stereoscopically (audio) \ adverb

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