stereophonic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1927 of, relating to, or constituting sound reproduction involving the use of separated microphones and two transmission channels to achieve the sound separation of a live hearing • stereophonically adverbstereophony noun

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  • stereophonic — 1927, from STEREO (Cf. stereo ) + PHONIC (Cf. phonic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stereophonic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of sound reproduction) using two or more channels so that the reproduced sound seems to surround the listener and to come from more than one source. Compare with MONOPHONIC(Cf. ↑monophonic). DERIVATIVES stereophonically adverb… …   English terms dictionary

  • stereophonic — [ster΄ē ə fän′ik, stir΄ē ə fän′ik] adj. designating or of sound reproduction, as in films, records, tapes, or broadcasting, using two or more channels to carry and reproduce through separate speakers a blend of sounds from separate sources… …   English World dictionary

  • stereophonic — adjective of or pertaining to sound reproduction using two channels to give a more natural two dimensional sound distribution [...] this 1953 Hansel und Gretel is a classic example of how a well produced mono recording can seem more stereophonic… …   Wiktionary

  • stereophonic — /stɛriəˈfɒnɪk / (say stereeuh fonik), /stɪə / (say stear ) adjective 1. of or relating to a three dimensional auditory perspective. 2. of or relating to the multi channel reproduction or broadcasting of sound which simulates three dimensional… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stereophonic — stereophonically, adv. /ster ee euh fon ik, stear /, adj. pertaining to a system of sound recording or reproduction using two or more separate channels to produce a more realistic effect by capturing the spatial dimensions of a performance (the… …   Universalium

  • stereophonic — ster|e|o|phon|ic [ ,steriə fanık ] adjective FORMAL STEREO …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stereophonic — adj. of or having a system of sound recording or reproduction which uses two or more separate channels to produce a more realistic effectster·e·o·phon·ic || ‚stɪrɪəʊ fÉ‘nɪk /‚sterɪəʊ fÉ’n …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stereophonic — [ˌstɛrɪə(ʊ) fɒnɪk, ˌstɪərɪə(ʊ) ] adjective (of sound recording and reproduction) using two or more channels so that the reproduced sound seems to surround the listener and to come from more than one source. Compare with monophonic. Derivatives… …   English new terms dictionary

  • stereophonic — stereo·phonic …   English syllables

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