steric

adjective
ste·​ric | \ ˈster-ik How to pronounce steric (audio) , ˈstir- \

Definition of steric

: relating to or involving the arrangement of atoms in space : spatial

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Other Words from steric

sterically \ ˈster-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce steric (audio) , ˈstir-​ \ adverb

Examples of steric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evidence suggests that accumulation of ice on the Antarctic continent has been offsetting the steric effect for at least several centuries. Fred Singer, WSJ, 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of steric

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for steric

International Scientific Vocabulary stere- + -ic entry 1

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“Steric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steric. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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steric

adjective
ste·​ric | \ ˈster-ik How to pronounce steric (audio) , ˈstir- How to pronounce steric (audio) \

Medical Definition of steric

: relating to or involving the arrangement of atoms in space

Other Words from steric

sterically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce steric (audio) \ adverb

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