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stereotomy

[ster-ee-ot-uh-mee, steer-] /ˌstɛr iˈɒt ə mi, ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
the technique of cutting solids, as stones, to specified forms and dimensions.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; stereo- + -tomy
Related forms
stereotomic
[ster-ee-uh-tom-ik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i əˈtɒm ɪk, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
stereotomical, adjective
stereotomist, noun
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stereotomy

/ˌstɛrɪˈɒtəmɪ; ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
the art of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes
Word Origin
C18: from French stéréotomie. See stereo-, -tomy
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