Stereometry Ste`re*om"e*try, n. [Stereo- + -metry: cf. F. st['e]r['e]om['e]trie.] The art of measuring and computing the cubical contents of bodies and figures; -- distinguished from planimetry. [1913 Webster]

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  • stereometry — [ster΄ē äm′ə trē, stir΄ē äm′ə trē] n. the art of determining the dimensions and volume of solids stereometric [ster΄ēə me′trik, stir΄ēə me′trik] adj. stereometrical stereometrically adv …   English World dictionary

  • stereometry — noun /stɛɹiːˈɒmətɹi/ The science of measuring the volume of solids or solid bodies. from measures known it is an easy matter to rectify weights, etc., to cast up all, and resolve bodies by algebra, stereometry …   Wiktionary

  • stereometry — stereometric /ster ee euh me trik, stear /, stereometrical, adj. stereometrically, adv. /ster ee om i tree, stear /, n. the measurement of volumes. [1560 70; < NL stereometria. See STEREO , METRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • stereometry — 1. Measurement of a solid object or the cubic capacity of a vessel. 2. Determination of the specific gravity of a liquid. * * * ster·e·om·e·try (ster″e omґə tre) the measurement of the cubic or solid contents of a solid body, or of the …   Medical dictionary

  • stereometry — ster·e·om·e·try || ‚stɪrɪ É‘mɪtrɪ /‚sterɪ É’ n. branch of geometry that deals with the measurement of volumes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stereometry —    Solid geometry the science of measuring solids. Also the measuring of specific gravities with an instrument called a stereometer. See articles on various solid forms, such as those about sphere, cone, cube, and polyhedrons. Also see science… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • stereometry — noun Geometry the measurement of solid bodies …   English new terms dictionary

  • stereometry — stere·om·e·try …   English syllables

  • stereometry — /ˌstɛriˈɒmətri/ (say .steree omuhtree), /ˌstɪə / (say .stear ) noun the measurement of volumes. –stereometric /ˌstɛrioʊˈmɛtrɪk/ (say .stereeoh metrik), /ˌstɪə / (say .stear ), stereometrical /ˌstɛrioʊˈmɛtrɪkəl/ (say .stereeoh metrikuhl), /ˌstɪə / …   Australian English dictionary

  • stereometry —   n. measurement of volumes, etc., of solid figures.    ♦ stereometric(al), n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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