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1823 as a shortening of stereotype; 1876 as a shortening of stereoscope; 1954 (adj.) as a shortening of stereophonic; the noun meaning "stereophonic record or tape player" is recorded from 1964.
word-forming element, before vowels stere-, from comb. form of Greek stereos "solid" (see stereotype).
Solid; solid body: stereotropism.