stereotomic

stereotomy

[ster-ee-ot-uh-mee, steer-]
noun
the technique of cutting solids, as stones, to specified forms and dimensions.

Origin:
1720–30; stereo- + -tomy

stereotomic [ster-ee-uh-tom-ik, steer-] , stereotomical, adjective
stereotomist, noun
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stereotomy (ˌstɛrɪˈɒtəmɪ, ˌstɪər-)
 
n
the art of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes
 
[C18: from French stéréotomie. See stereo-, -tomy]

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