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stereobate

[ster-ee-uh-beyt, steer-] /ˈstɛr i əˌbeɪt, ˈstɪər-/
noun, Architecture
1.
the foundation or base upon which a building or the like is erected.
2.
the solid platform forming the floor and substructure of a classical temple; crepidoma; podium.
Compare stylobate.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin stereobatēs < Greek stereobatḗs, equivalent to stereo- stereo- + -batēs walker (see stylobate)
Related forms
stereobatic
[ster-ee-uh-bat-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈbæt ɪk, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stereo bate

stereobate

/ˈstɛrɪəʊˌbeɪt; ˈstɪər-/
noun
1.
another name for stylobate
2.
a foundation of a building in the form of a platform of masonry
Word Origin
C19: via Latin, from Greek stereobatēs from stereos solid + -batēs base, from bainein to walk
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