stereoscopy

noun

ste·​re·​os·​co·​py ˌster-ē-ˈä-skə-pē How to pronounce stereoscopy (audio)
ˌstir-;
ˈster-ē-ə-ˌskō-pē,
ˈstir-
1
: a science that deals with stereoscopic effects and methods
2
: the seeing of objects in three dimensions

Examples of stereoscopy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the technology used in movie theaters and TV sets, known as polarization stereoscopy, is different from holography. IEEE Spectrum, 3 Nov. 2010 Major consumer electronics companies such as Samsung, LG and Panasonic have started selling 3-D TVs that are fundamentally based on the principle of stereoscopy. Priya Ganapati, WIRED, 25 Mar. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stereoscopy was circa 1859

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“Stereoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereoscopy. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

stereoscopy

noun
plural stereoscopies
1
: a science that deals with stereoscopic effects and methods
2
: the seeing of objects in three dimensions

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