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Stereotomy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stereotomy The science or art of cutting solids into certain figures or sections, as arches, and the like; especially, the art of stonecutting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stereotomy The science or art of cutting solids into certain figures or sections.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stereotomy ster-ē-ot′ō-mi the art of cutting solids into figures by certain sections
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Stereo-, + Gr. to cut: cf. F. stéréotomie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. stereos, solid, temnein, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

It consisted in a division of the cube, or, as he called it, the stereotomy of the cube.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
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