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/step"euhn ri peet"/, adj. Print. noting or pertaining to a process by which successive photo-offset plates are produced automatically or semiautomatically with great precision: ...
/step"down'/, adj. Elect. serving to reduce or decrease voltage: a step-down transformer. [1890-95; adj. use of v. phrase step down] * * *
/step"in'/, adj. 1. (of garments, shoes, etc.) put on by being stepped into. n. 2. step-ins, panties, esp. bias-cut panties with wide legs worn by women in the 1920s and ...
/step"awf', -of'/, n. an abrupt drop, as from a shoreline into deep water. [n. use of v. phrase step off] * * *
/step"on', -awn'/, adj. made to open by the operation of a pedal, as a can for kitchen garbage. [adj. use of v. phrase step on] * * *
/step"up'/, adj. 1. effecting an increase. 2. Elect. serving to increase voltage: a step-up transformer. 3. (of a lease) allowing for gradual rent increases to the highest amount ...
step aerobics n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Aerobics performed in a choreographed routine by stepping up onto and down from a portable platform. * * *
/step'euh neuh kert"/; Russ. /styi peuh nu kyerddt"/, n. a city in and the capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region, within Azerbaijan. 33,000. * * *
/step"brudh'euhr/, n. one's stepfather's son or stepmother's son by a previous marriage. [1400-50; late ME; see STEP-, BROTHER] * * *
/step"chair'/, n. a set of steps folding into a chair. [1870-75; STEP + CHAIR] * * *
/step"chuyld'/, n., pl. stepchildren. 1. a child of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage. 2. any person, organization, affiliate, project, etc., that is not properly ...
/step"daym'/, n. Archaic. a stepmother. [1350-1400; ME; see STEP-, DAME] * * *
—stepdancer, n. —stepdancing, n. /step"dans', -dahns'/, n. a dance in which the steps are the most important characteristic, specifically a solo dance with intricate, ...
/step"daw'teuhr/, n. a daughter of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage. [bef. 900; ME stepdohter, OE steopdohtor. See STEP-, DAUGHTER] * * *
/step"fam'euh lee, -fam'lee/, n., pl. stepfamilies. a family composed of a parent, a stepparent, and a child or children by a previous marriage. [STEP- + FAMILY] * * *
—stepfatherly, adv. /step"fah'dheuhr/, n. the husband of one's mother by a later marriage. [bef. 900; ME stepfader, OE steopfaeder. See STEP-, FATHER] * * *
☆ Stepford [step′fərd ] adj. 〚after the title characters in The Stepford Wives (1972), science-fiction novel by Ira Levin, programmed to be traditional, perfectly ...
/stef"euh nee/, n. a female given name. * * *
/stef"euh nuyt'/, n. a mineral, silver antimony sulfide, Ag5SbS4: an ore of silver. [1840-50; named after Stephan, Archduke of Austria (d. 1867); see -ITE1] * * * ▪ ...
/stef'euh noh"tis/, n. any vine belonging to the genus Stephanotis, of the milkweed family, having fragrant, waxy, white flowers and leathery leaves. [1865-70; < NL < Gk ...
Stephansson, Stephan G.
▪ Icelandic poet in full  Stephan Gudmundarson Stephansson   born Oct. 3, 1853, Kirkjuhóll, Skagafjördur, Ice. died Aug. 10, 1927, Markerville, Alta., ...
/step"hed'/, n. dropline. [STEP + HEAD] * * *
/stee"veuhn/, n. 1. Saint, died A.D. c35, first Christian martyr. 2. Saint, c975-1038, first king of Hungary 997-1038. 3. (Stephen of Blois) 1097?-1154, king of England ...
Stephen (II)
▪ unconsecrated pope born , Rome died March 25, 752, Rome       unconsecrated pope from March 23 to March 25, 752. He was a priest when he was elected on March 23, 752, ...
Stephen Báthory
Hungarian István Báthory Polish Stefan Batory born Sept. 27, 1533, Szilágysomlyó, Transylvania died Dec. 12, 1586, near Grodno, grand duchy of Lith. Prince of Transylvania ...
Stephen Crane
➡ Crane (I) * * *
Stephen Douglas
➡ Douglas (V) * * *
Stephen F. Austin State University
▪ university, Nacogdoches, Texas, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher education in Nacogdoches, Texas, U.S. It comprises the Graduate ...
Stephen Foster
➡ Foster (III) * * *
Stephen Fry
➡ Fry (IV) * * *
Stephen Hawking
➡ Hawking * * *
Stephen Hendry
➡ Hendry * * *
Stephen I
died A.D. 257?, pope 254-257. * * * or Saint Stephen orig. Vajk born 970/975, Esztergom, Hung. died Aug. 15, 1038, Esztergom; canonized 1083; feast day August 16 First king of ...
Stephen I, Saint
▪ pope born , Rome died Aug. 2, 257, ; feast day August 2       pope from 254 to 257; he was a priest when consecrated, probably on May 12, 254, as the successor to ...
Stephen II
died A.D. 757, pope 752-757. * * * born , Rome died April 26, 757, Rome Pope (752–757). He freed the papacy from Byzantium and allied it with the Franks against the ...
Stephen II (or III)
▪ pope born , Rome died April 26, 757, Rome       pope from 752 to 757. He severed ties with the Byzantine Empire and thus became the first temporal sovereign of the ...
Stephen III
died A.D. 772, pope 768-772. * * *
Stephen III (or IV)
▪ pope born 720?, Sicily died Jan. 24, 772, Rome       pope from August 768 to 772.       After the death in 767 of Pope St. Paul I, the papal throne was coveted ...
Stephen IV
died A.D. 817, pope 816-817. * * *
Stephen IV (or V)
▪ pope born , Rome died Jan. 24, 817, Rome       pope from June 816 to January 817.       Of noble birth, he succeeded Pope St. Leo III in June 816. Immediately ...
Stephen IX
died 1058, pope 1057-58. * * *
Stephen IX (or X)
▪ pope original name Frederick Of Lorraine, French Frédéric De Lorraine born c. 1000, , Lorraine died March 29, 1058, Florence       pope from August 1057 to March ...
Stephen Jay Gould
➡ Gould * * *
Stephen King
➡ King (VII) * * *
Stephen of Perm, Saint
▪ Russian Orthodox missionary Russian  Stefan Permsky   born c. 1345, , Veliky Ustyug, principality of Vladimir-Suzdal [now in Russia] died 16th century, ; feast day April ...
Stephen Sondheim
➡ Sondheim * * *
Stephen Spender
➡ Spender * * *
Stephen V
died A.D. 891, pope 885-891. * * * ▪ king of Hungary born 1239 died Aug. 6, 1272       king of Hungary (1270–72), the eldest son of Béla IV.       In 1262, ...
Stephen V (or VI)
▪ pope born , Rome died Sept. 14, 891, Rome       pope from 885 to 891 whose pontificate witnessed the disintegration of the Carolingian Empire and intermittent ...
Stephen VI
died A.D. 897, pope 896-897. * * *
Stephen VI (or VII)
▪ pope born , Rome died , July/August 897, Rome       pope from May 896 to August 897.       The era in which he was elected as the successor to Pope Boniface VI ...
Stephen VII
died A.D. 931, pope 928-931. * * *
Stephen VII (or VIII)
▪ pope born , Rome died February 931, Rome       pope from 928 to 931. As cardinal priest of St. Anastasia, Rome, he was active in the administration of the Roman ...
Stephen VIII
died A.D. 942, pope 939-942. * * *
Stephen VIII (or IX)
▪ pope born , Rome died October 942, Rome       pope from 939 to 942. Educated in Germany, he became cardinal priest of the Roman Church of SS. Silvester and Martin. He ...
Stephen Vincent Benét
➡ Benét * * *
Stephen, Saint
died с AD 36, Jerusalem First Christian martyr. As told in the Acts of the Apostles, he was a foreign-born Jew who lived in Jerusalem and joined the church at an early date. ...
Stephen, Sir James Fitzjames, 1st Baronet
born March 3, 1829, London, Eng. died March 11, 1894, Ipswich, Suffolk British legal historian and judge. His General View of the Criminal Law of England (1863) was the first ...
Stephen, Sir Leslie
born Nov. 28, 1832, London, Eng. died Feb. 22, 1904, London English critic and man of letters. After attending Eton College and Cambridge University, he gained entry to ...
Ste·phen (stēʹvən), Saint. Died c. A.D. 36. Christian protomartyr who, according to the New Testament, was stoned to death after his defense of Christianity before the ...
Stephen,Sir Leslie
Stephen, Sir Leslie. 1832-1904. British writer and editor whose works include The History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1876) and biographies of Samuel Johnson, ...
Stephen I, Often called Saint Stephen. 975?-1038. King of Hungary (997?-1038). Considered the founder of the Hungarian state, he maintained strong ties with the Roman Catholic ...
Stephenof Blois
Stephen of Blois (blwä), 1097?-1154. King of England (1135-1154). The grandson of William the Conquerer, he was the last Norman king of England. * * *
/stee"veuhnz/, n. 1. Alexander Hamilton, 1812-83, U.S. statesman: vice-president of the Confederacy 1861-65. 2. James, 1882-1950, Irish poet and novelist. * * * (as used in ...
Stephens, Alexander H
▪ vice president of Confederate States of America born Feb. 11, 1812, Wilkes County, Ga., U.S. died March 4, 1883, Atlanta, Ga.  politician who served as vice president of ...
Stephens, Alexander H(amilton)
born Feb. 11, 1812, Wilkes county, Ga., U.S. died March 4, 1883, Atlanta, Ga. U.S. politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–59), where he defended ...
Stephens, Alice Barber
▪ American illustrator original name  Alice Barber  born July 1, 1858, near Salem, New Jersey, U.S. died July 13, 1932, Rose Valley, Pennsylvania       American ...
Stephens, Ann Sophia
▪ American editor and author née  Ann Sophia Winterbotham,  pseudonym  Jonathan Slick   born March 30, 1810, Humphreysville [now Seymour], Conn., U.S. died Aug. 20, 1886, ...
Stephens, Helen
▪ American athlete born Feb. 3, 1918, Fulton, Mo., U.S. died Jan. 17, 1994, St. Louis, Mo.  American runner who won two gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and was ...
Stephens, James
▪ Irish writer born Feb. 9, 1880, Dublin died Dec. 26, 1950, London  Irish poet and storyteller whose pantheistic philosophy is revealed in his fairy tales set in the Dublin ...
Stephens, John Lloyd
born Nov. 28, 1805, Shrewsbury, N.J., U.S. died Oct. 12, 1852, New York, N.Y. U.S. traveler and archaeologist. Stephens's travels in the Middle East resulted in two books. With ...
Stephens, Olin James, II
▪ 2009       American naval architect born April 13, 1908, Bronx, N.Y. died Sept. 13, 2008, Hanover, N.H. was designer, skipper, and navigator of the yacht Dorade, the ...
Stephens, Sir Robert
▪ 1996       British actor who was a star with the National Theatre in the 1960s; after a period of personal and professional decline following a divorce from actress ...
Stephens, Uriah Smith
born , Aug. 3, 1821, Cape May, N.J., U.S. died Feb. 13, 1882, Philadelphia, Pa. U.S. labour leader. Apprenticed as a tailor, he became involved in reform movements such as ...
Stephens, Woodford Cefis
▪ 1999       American horse trainer (b. Sept. 1, 1913, Stanton, Ky.—d. Aug. 22, 1998, Miami Lakes, Fla.), was one of the most accomplished and respected trainers in ...
Stephens,Alexander Hamilton
Ste·phens (stēʹvənz), Alexander Hamilton. 1812-1883. American politician who was vice president of the Confederacy (1861-1865) under Jefferson Davis. * * *
Stephens, James. 1882-1950. Irish writer of poems and novels, such as The Crock of Gold (1912). * * *
/stee"veuhn seuhn/, n. 1. George, 1781-1848, English inventor and engineer. 2. his son Robert, 1803-59, English engineer. * * * (as used in expressions) Baden Powell of Gilwell ...
Stephenson, George
born June 9, 1781, Wylam, Northumberland, Eng. died Aug. 12, 1848, Chesterfield, Derbyshire English engineer, principal inventor of the locomotive. Son of a coal-mine mechanic, ...
Stephenson, George Robert
▪ British railroad engineer born Oct. 20, 1819, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Eng. died Oct. 26, 1905, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire       pioneer English railroad ...
Stephenson, Robert
born Oct. 16, 1803, Willington Quay, Northumberland, Eng. died Oct. 12, 1859, London British civil engineer and builder of long-span railroad bridges. The son of George ...
Stephenson, William
▪ Canadian industrialist byname  Intrepid   born Jan. 11, 1896, Point Douglas, Man., Can. died Jan. 31, 1989, Paget, Bermuda       Canadian-born millionaire ...
Ste·phen·son (stēʹvən-sən), George. 1781-1848. British railway pioneer who built a practical steam locomotive (1814) and the first passenger railway (1825). His son Robert ...
/stee"veuhn vil'/, n. a town in central Texas. 11,881. * * *
/step"lad'euhr/, n. 1. a ladder having flat steps or treads in place of rungs. 2. any ladder, esp. a tall one with a hinged frame opening up to form four supporting ...
—stepmotherly, adv. —stepmotherliness, n. /step"mudh'euhr/, n. the wife of one's father by a later marriage. [bef. 900; ME stepmoder, OE steopmodor. See STEP-, MOTHER1] * * *
/step"nee/, n. a former borough of Greater London, England, now part of Tower Hamlets. * * *
—stepparenting, n. /step"pair'euhnt, -par'-/, n. a stepfather or stepmother. [1885-90; STEP- + PARENT] * * *
stepparenting [step′per΄ənt iŋ, step′par΄ənt iŋ] n. parenting within a stepfamily * * *
/step/, n. 1. an extensive plain, esp. one without trees. 2. The Steppes, a. the vast grasslands, esp. those in the S and E European and W and SW Asian parts of Russia. b. See ...
Steppe, the
▪ geographical area, Eurasia Introduction  belt of grassland that extends some 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) from Hungary in the west through Ukraine and Central Asia to ...
stepped line
dropline. * * *
/stept"up"/, adj. increased; augmented; expanded; heightened: a stepped-up fundraising campaign. [1900-05] * * *
Ger. /shtep"euhn vawlf'/; Eng. /step"euhn woolf'/, n. a novel (1927) by Hermann Hesse. * * *
/step"euhr/, n. 1. a person or animal that steps, esp. a horse that lifts its front legs high at the knee. 2. Informal. a dancer. [1825-35; STEP + -ER1] * * *
stepping-off place
/step"ing awf", -of"/. See jumping-off place (def. 2). [1890-95] * * *
step·ping-off place (stĕpʹĭng-ôfʹ, -ŏfʹ) n. 1. The last stop on an outbound line, as of a train. 2. A place or point from which one leaves for unfamiliar regions. * * *
/step"ing stohn'/, n. 1. a stone, or one of a line of stones, in shallow water, a marshy place, or the like, that is stepped on in crossing. 2. a stone for use in mounting or ...
step rocket n. See multistage rocket. * * *
➡ folk dancing * * *
step·sib·ling (stĕpʹsĭb'lĭng) n. A stepbrother or a stepsister. * * *
/step"sis'teuhr/, n. one's stepfather's or stepmother's daughter by a previous marriage. [1400-50; late ME; see STEP-, SISTER] * * *
/step"sun'/, n. a son of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage. [bef. 900; ME stepsone, OE steopsunu. See STEP-, SON] * * *
/step"stoohl'/, n. a low set of hinged steps, often folding into or under a stool, used typically in a kitchen for reaching high shelves. [1945-50; STEP + STOOL] * * *
/step"toh'/, n. Western U.S. an isolated hill or mountain surrounded by lava. [STEP + TOE] * * * ▪ geology also called  Dagala,         a hill or mountain that ...
Steptoe and Son
a BBC comedy television series, broadcast between 1964 and 1973. It is about a father and son who are rag-and-bone men (= people who collect old clothes, furniture, etc. to sell ...
Steptoe, Patrick
▪ British scientists in full  Patrick Christopher Steptoe  born June 9, 1913, Witney, Oxfordshire, Eng. died March 21, 1988, Canterbury, Kent       British ...
Steptoe, Patrick (Christopher); and Edwards, Robert (Geoffrey)
born June 9, 1913, Witney, Oxfordshire, Eng. died March 21, 1988, Canterbury, Kent born Sept. 27, 1925, Yorkshire British medical researchers. They perfected human in vitro ...
step turn n. A turn in skiing made by lifting one ski, putting it down again pointed in the direction of the turn, and transferring one's weight to it while bringing the other ...
/step"wuyz'/, adv. 1. in a steplike arrangement. 2. Music. from one adjacent tone to another: The melody ascends stepwise. adj. 3. Music. moving from one adjacent tone to ...
ster abbrev. sterling * * *
I. ster-1 Stiff. Derivatives include stare, starch, stork, starve, and torpedo. I. O-grade form *stor-. 1. Suffixed form *stor-ē-. stare, from Old English starian, to stare, ...
sterling. * * *
/steuh ray"dee euhn/, n. Geom. a solid angle at the center of a sphere subtending a section on the surface equal in area to the square of the radius of the sphere. Abbr.: ...
/sterr'keuh ray"sheuhs/, adj. Physiol. consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to dung or feces. Also, stercorous /sterr"keuhr euhs/. [1725-35; < L stercor- (s. of stercus) dung ...
      bird family (order Charadriiformes) of medium- to large-sized oceanic, predatory birds. The family is composed of species of skua and jaeger (qq.v.). * * *
stercoricolous [stʉr΄kə rik′ə ləs] adj. 〚< L stercus (see STERCORACEOUS) + -COLOUS〛 Biol. living in dung: said of certain insects * * *
/sterr kyooh"lee euh/, n. any of various tropical trees of the genus Sterculia, of which some species are grown as ornamentals and some are the source of commercially valuable ...
sterculia gum.
See karaya gum. [1940-45] * * *
/stear/, n. a cubic meter equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet or 1.3080 cubic yards, used to measure cordwood. Abbr.: st [1790-1800; < F stère < Gk stereós solid] * * * ▪ unit ...
/ster"ee oh', stear"-/, n., pl. stereos, adj., v. n. 1. stereoscopic photography. 2. a stereoscopic photograph. 3. stereophonic sound reproduction. 4. a system or the equipment ...
a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant "solid", used with reference to hardness, solidity, three-dimensionality in the formation of compound words: stereochemistry; ...
stereotype. * * *
—stereobatic /ster'ee euh bat"ik, stear'-/, adj. /ster"ee euh bayt', stear"-/, n. Archit. 1. the foundation or base upon which a building or the like is erected. 2. the solid ...
/ster"ee oh kam'euhr euh, -kam'reuh, stear"-/, n. a stereoscopic camera. [STEREO- + CAMERA] * * *
See stereochemistry. * * *
—stereochemic /ster'ee oh kem"ik, stear'-/, stereochemical, adj. —stereochemically, adv. /ster'ee oh kem"euh stree, stear'-/, n. the branch of chemistry that deals with the ...
/ster"ee euh krohm', stear"-/, n. a picture produced by a process in which water glass is used as a vehicle or as a preservative coating. [1850-55; back formation from ...
See stereochrome. * * *
See stereochrome. * * *
—stereochromic, stereochromatic /ster'ee oh kreuh mat"ik, -kroh-, stear'-/, adj. —stereochromically, stereochromatically, adv. /ster"ee euh kroh'mee, stear"-/, n. the ...
/ster'ee euh sil"ee euhm, stear'-/, n., pl. stereocilia /-sil"ee euh/. Anat. any of the long, flexible microvilli that superficially resemble cilia and occur as a brush border or ...
—stereognostic /ster'ee og nos"tik, stear'-/, adj. /ster'ee og noh"sis, stear'-/, n. the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting ...
/ster"ee euh gram', stear"-/, n. 1. a diagram or picture representing objects in a way to give the impression of solidity. 2. a stereograph. [1865-70; STEREO- + -GRAM1] * * *
/ster"ee euh graf', -grahf', stear"-/, n. 1. a single or double picture for a stereoscope. v.t. 2. to make a stereograph of. [1855-60; STEREO- + -GRAPH] * * *
/ster'ee og"reuh feuhr, stear'-/, n. a person who takes stereoscopic photographs. [1930-35; STEREOGRAPH + -ER1] * * *
See stereography. * * *
stereographic projection
Math. a one-to-one correspondence between the points on a sphere and the extended complex plane where the north pole on the sphere corresponds to the point at infinity of the ...
See stereographic. * * *
See stereographic. * * *
—stereographic /ster'ee euh graf"ik, stear'-/, stereographical, adj. —stereographically, adv. /ster'ee og"reuh fee, stear'-/, n. 1. the art of delineating the forms of solid ...
/ster"ee oh im'ij, stear"-/, n. the single three-dimensional image perceived in the brain by the coordination of the two slightly different views seen by the eyes. [STEREO- + ...
/ster'ee oh uy"seuh meuhr, stear'-/, n. Chem. any of two or more isomers exhibiting stereoisomerism. [1895-1900; STEREO- + ISOMER] * * *
/ster'ee oh uy'seuh mer"ik, stear'-/, adj. Chem. pertaining to or exhibiting stereoisomerism. [1895-1900; STEREOISOMER(ISM) + -IC] * * *
/ster'ee oh uy som"euh riz'euhm, stear'-/, n. Chem. the isomerism ascribed to different relative positions of the atoms or groups of atoms in the molecules of organic ...
ster·e·o·li·thog·ra·phy (stĕr'ē-ō-lĭ-thŏgʹrə-fē) n. A three-dimensional printing process that makes a solid object from a computer image by using a ...
See stereology. * * *
See stereologic. * * *
See stereologic. * * *
See stereologic. * * *
/ster'ee ol"euh jee, stear'-/, n. a branch of science dealing with the determination of the three-dimensional structure of objects based on two-dimensional views of ...
—stereometric /ster'ee euh me"trik, stear'-/, stereometrical, adj. —stereometrically, adv. /ster'ee om"i tree, stear'-/, n. the measurement of volumes. [1560-70; < NL ...
—stereomicroscopy /ster'ee oh muy kros"keuh pee, -muy"kreuh skoh'pee, stear'-/, n. /ster'ee oh muy"kreuh skohp', stear'-/, n. See stereoscopic microscope. [1945-50; STEREO- + ...
See stereomicroscope. * * *
See stereomicroscopic. * * *
/ster"ee oh pair', stear"-/, n. Photogrammetry. a pair of photographs of the same area taken from slightly different positions so as to give a stereoscopic effect when properly ...
—stereophonically, adv. /ster'ee euh fon"ik, stear'-/, adj. pertaining to a system of sound recording or reproduction using two or more separate channels to produce a more ...
stereophonic sound system
      equipment for sound recording and reproduction that utilizes two or more independent channels of information. Separate microphones are used in recording and separate ...
See stereophonic. * * *
/ster'ee of"euh nee, stear'-, ster"ee euh foh'nee, stear"-/, n. the state or condition of being stereophonic. [STEREO- + -PHONY] * * *
—stereophotograph /ster'ee oh foh"teuh graf', -grahf', stear'-/, n. —stereophotographic /ster'ee oh foh'teuh graf"ik, stear'-/, adj. /ster'ee oh feuh tog"reuh fee, stear'-/, ...
/ster'ee op"sis, stear'-/, n. stereoscopic vision; the ability to perceive depth. [1925-30; STERE(O)- + -OPSIS] * * *
—stereoptican, adj. —stereoptician /ster'ee op tish"euhn, stear'-/, n. /ster'ee op"ti keuhn, -kon', stear'-/, n. Optics. a projector usually consisting of two complete ...
/ster'ee oh reg'yeuh lar"i tee, stear'-/, n. Chem. (of a polymer) the degree to which successive configurations in space along the chain follow a simple rule. Also called ...
/ster"ee euh skohp', stear"-/, n. an optical instrument through which two pictures of the same object, taken from slightly different points of view, are viewed, one by each eye, ...
—stereoscopically, adv. /ster'ee euh skop"ik, stear'-/, adj. 1. noting or pertaining to three-dimensional vision or any of various processes and devices for giving the illusion ...
stereoscopic microscope
a microscope that produces a three-dimensional image of an object by focusing on the object from slightly different positions in each of two lenses. Also, stereomicroscope. * * *
See stereoscopic. * * *
See stereoscopy. * * *
—stereoscopist, n. /ster'ee os"keuh pee, stear'-/, n. 1. the study of the stereoscope and its techniques. 2. three-dimensional vision. [1860-65; STEREO- + -SCOPY] * * * ▪ ...
—stereospecificity /ster'ee oh spes'euh fis"i tee, stear'-/, n. /ster'ee oh speuh sif"ik, stear'-/, adj. Chem. 1. (of a reaction) producing a simple stereoisomer. 2. (of a ...
See stereotaxis. * * *
See stereotactic. * * *
See stereotactic. * * *
/ster"ee oh tayp', stear"-/, n. magnetic tape used for recording and reproducing sound stereophonically. [1955-60; STEREO- + TAPE] * * *
/ster'ee euh tak"sik, stear'-/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or based on three-dimensional studies of the brain, esp. as an adjunct to brain surgery. [1905-10; see STEREO-, ...
See stereotactic. * * *
See stereotactic. * * *
—stereotactic /ster'ee euh tak"tik, stear'-/, adj. —stereotactically, adv. /ster'ee euh tak"sis, stear'-/, n. Biol. movement of an organism in response to contact with a ...
stereotaxy [ster′ē ə tak΄sē, stir′ē ə tak΄sē] n. brain surgery that makes use of measurement in three dimensions for positioning an electrode, needle, etc. ...
—stereotomic /ster'ee euh tom"ik, stear'-/, stereotomical, adj. —stereotomist, n. /ster'ee ot"euh mee, stear'-/, n. the technique of cutting solids, as stones, to specified ...
See stereotropism. * * *
/ster'ee o"treuh piz'euhm, stear'-/, n. Biol. a tropism determined by contact with a solid. [1895-1900; STEREO- + TROPISM] * * *
—stereotyper, stereotypist, n. —stereotypic /ster'ee euh tip"ik, stear'-/, stereotypical, adj. /ster"ee euh tuyp', stear"-/, n., v., stereotyped, stereotyping. n. 1. a ...
/ster"ee euh tuypt', stear"-/, adj. 1. reproduced in or by stereotype plates. 2. fixed or settled in form; hackneyed; conventional. [1810-20; STEREOTYPE + -ED2] Syn. 2. lifeless, ...
stereotyped response
▪ biology Introduction       unlearned behavioral reaction of an organism to some environmental stimulus. It is an adaptive mechanism and may be expressed in a variety ...
See stereotype. * * *
See stereotyper. * * *
stereotypical [ster΄ē ə tip′i kəl, stir΄ē ə tip′i kəl] adj. 1. of or produced by stereotypy 2. stereotyped; hackneyed: Also stereotypic * * * See stereotyper. * * *
See stereotyper. * * *
➡ political correctness * * *
/ster"ee euh tuy'pee, stear"-/, n. 1. the stereotype process. 2. Also called stereotyped behavior. Psychiatry. persistent mechanical repetition of speech or movement, sometimes ...
/ster"ee euh vizh'euhn, stear"-/, n. visual perception in three dimensions. [STEREO- + VISION] * * *
—sterically, adv. /ster"ik, stear"-/, adj. Chem. of or pertaining to the spatial relationships of atoms in a molecule. Also, sterical. [1895-1900; STER(EO)- + -IC] * * *
steric hindrance
Chem. the prevention or retardation of inter- or intramolecular interactions as a result of the spatial structure of a molecule. [1900-05] * * *
See steric. * * *
—sterigmatic /ster'ig mat"ik, stear'-/, adj. /steuh rig"meuh/, n., pl. sterigmata /-meuh teuh/. Mycol. a small stalk that bears a sporangium, a conidium, or esp. a ...
See sterigma. * * *
/ster"euh leuhnt/, n. Chem. a sterilizing agent. [1940-45; STERILE + -ANT] * * *
—sterilely, adv. —sterility /steuh ril"i tee/, sterileness, n. /ster"il/ or, esp. Brit., /-uyl/, adj. 1. free from living germs or microorganisms; aseptic: sterile surgical ...
See sterile. * * *
See sterilely. * * *
See sterilely. * * *
/ster'euh leuh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of sterilizing. 2. the condition of being sterilized. 3. the destruction of all living microorganisms, as pathogenic or saprophytic ...
—sterilizable, adj. —sterilizability, n. —sterilizer, n. /ster"euh luyz'/, v.t., sterilized, sterilizing. 1. to destroy microorganisms in or on, usually by bringing to a ...
See sterilize. * * *
One of three neighbouring South African sites (the others being Kromdraai and Swartkrans) at which the remains of fossil hominids have been found. The fossils found include ...
/sterr"lit/, n. a small sturgeon, Acipenser ruthenus, of the Black and Caspian seas, valued as a source of caviar. [1585-95; < Russ stérlyad', ORuss sterlyagi (pl.) < G ...
—sterlingly, adv. —sterlingness, n. /sterr"ling/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or noting British money: The sterling equivalent is #5.50. 2. (of silver) having the standard ...
/sterr"ling/, n. 1. a city in NW Illinois. 16,273. 2. a city in NE Colorado. 11,385. 3. a male given name. * * * ▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat (1887) of ...
sterling area
sterling area n. an association of countries that peg the value of their currencies to that of the British pound sterling, as esp. between 1931 and 1972: also sterling bloc * * ...
sterling bloc
those countries having currencies whose values tend to vary directly with the rise and fall of the value of the pound sterling. Also called sterling area. * * *
Sterling Heights
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 108,999. * * *
sterling silver
➡ hallmarks * * *
sterling standard
➡ hallmarks * * *
Sterling, Bruce
born April 14, 1954, Brownsville, Texas, U.S. U.S. science-fiction writer. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1976, the year his first story, "Man-Made Self," was ...
Sterling, Robert
▪ 2007 William Sterling Hart        American actor (b. Nov. 13, 1917, New Castle, Pa.—d. May 30, 2006, Brentwood, Calif.), was best remembered for his role in the ...
Ster·ling Heights (stûrʹlĭng) A city of southeast Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Population: 117,810. * * *
sterling silver n. 1. An alloy of 92.5 percent silver with copper or another metal. 2. Objects made of this alloy. * * *
/sterr'lit euh mak"/; Russ. /styirdd lyi tu mahk"/, n. a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, W of the Southern Urals. 220,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city, ...
stern1 —sternly, adv. —sternness, n. /sterrn/, adj., sterner, sternest. 1. firm, strict, or uncompromising: stern discipline. 2. hard, harsh, or severe: a stern reprimand. 3. ...
/sterrn/, n. 1. Isaac, born 1920, U.S. violinist, born in Russia. 2. Otto, 1888-1969, U.S. physicist, born in Germany: Nobel prize 1943. * * * I German weekly ...
stern chaser
a cannon mounted at or near the stern of a sailing ship, facing aft. [1805-15] * * *
stern drive
Naut. inboard-outboard (def. 2). [1965-70] * * *
Stern Gang
▪ Zionist extremist organization also called  Stern Group , or  Lehi , formally  Loḥamei Ḥerut Yisraʾel (Hebrew: “Fighters for the Freedom of ...
stern sheets
Naut. the after part of an open boat, occupied by the person in command or by passengers. [1475-85] * * *
Stern, Elizabeth
▪ Canadian pathologist married name Elizabeth Stern Shankman born Sept. 19, 1915, Cobalt, Ont., Can. died Aug. 18, 1980, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.       Canadian-born ...
Stern, Howard
▪ 1998       Labeled by some as a racist, misogynist, and homophobe for his controversial humour and uncensored commentary, American radio "shock jock" Howard Stern ...
Stern, Isaac
born July 21, 1920, Kremenets, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Sept. 22, 2001, New York, N.Y., U.S. Ukrainian-born U.S. violinist. His family came to the U.S. when he was an ...
Stern, Martin, Jr.
▪ 2002       American architect (b. April 9, 1917, New York, N.Y.—d. July 28, 2001, Los Angeles, Calif.), designed a number of landmark casino hotels in Las Vegas, ...
Stern, Otto
▪ American physicist born Feb. 17, 1888, Sohrau, Ger. [now Zory, Poland] died Aug. 17, 1969, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       German-born scientist and winner of the Nobel ...
Stern, Richard G.
▪ American author in full  Richard Gustave Stern  born Feb. 25, 1928, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American author and teacher whose fiction examines the intricacies of ...
Stern, Robert A.M.
▪ American architect in full  Robert Arthur Morton Stern  born May 23, 1939, New York, New York, U.S.       American postmodern architect whose buildings incorporate ...
Stern (stûrn), Isaac. Born 1920. Russian-born American violinist who is considered among the great 20th-century virtuosos. * * *
Stern, Otto. 1888-1969. German-born American physicist. He won a 1943 Nobel Prize for detecting the magnetic movements of atomic particles. * * *
var. of sterno- before a vowel: sternite. * * *
/sterrn"druyv'/, adj. Naut. inboard-outboard (def. 1). [1965-70] * * *
Stern-Gerlach experiment
▪ physics  demonstration of the restricted spatial orientation of atomic and subatomic particles with magnetic polarity, performed in the early 1920s by the German physicists ...
/sterrn"hweel', -weel'/, adj. (of a vessel) propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern. [1855-60] * * *
☆ stern-wheeler [stʉrn′hwēl΄ər, stʉrn′wēl΄ər ] n. a steamboat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern * * * stern-wheel·er (stûrnʹhwē'lər, -wē'lər) n. A ...
sterna [stʉr′nə] n. alt. pl. of STERNUM * * * ster·na (stûrʹnə) n. A plural of sternum. * * *
/sterr"nl/, adj. of or pertaining to the sternum. [1750-60; < NL sternalis. See STERNUM, -AL1] * * *
Sternbach, Leo Henryk
▪ 2006       American chemist (b. May 7, 1908, Abbazia, Austro-Hungarian Empire [now Opatija, Croatia]—d. Sept. 28, 2005, Chapel Hill, N.C.), developed a group of ...
/sterrn"berrg/, n. 1. George Miller, 1838-1915, U.S. bacteriologist and medical researcher. 2. Josef von /joh"zeuhf, -seuhf/. See von Sternberg, Josef. * * *
Sternberg, Josef von
orig. Jonas Stern born May 29, 1894, Vienna, Austria died Dec. 22, 1969, Hollywood, Calif., U.S. Austrian-born U.S. film director. He immigrated with his Orthodox Jewish ...
Sternberg, Sir Sigmund
▪ 1999       On March 4, 1998, Sir Sigmund Sternberg, British businessman and philanthropist, was named winner of the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, the ...
stern chaser n. A gun or cannon mounted on the stern of a ship for firing at a pursuing vessel. * * *
/sterrn/, n. Laurence, 1713-68, English clergyman and novelist. * * *
Sterne, Laurence
born Nov. 24, 1713, Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ire. died March 18, 1768, London, Eng. English novelist and humorist. Sterne was a clergyman in York for many years before his ...
Sterne, Max
▪ 1998       research veterinarian born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (now in Italy), who developed an effective, safe, and reproducible vaccine against anthrax that ...
Sterne (stûrn), Laurence. 1713-1768. British writer whose masterpiece Tristram Shandy (1761-1767) was a precursor to modern stream-of-consciousness novels. * * *
/sterrn'fawr"mohst, -fohr"-/ or, esp. Brit., /-meuhst/, adv. 1. Naut. with the stern foremost. 2. awkwardly; with difficulty. [1830-40; STERN2 + FOREMOST] * * *
Sternheim, Carl
▪ German dramatist in full  William Adolf Carl Sternheim   born April 1, 1878, Leipzig, Ger. died Nov. 3, 1942, Brussels, Belg.       German dramatist best known for ...
—sternitic /steuhr nit"ik/, adj. /sterr"nuyt/, n. Entomol. a sclerite of the sternum of an insect, esp. a ventral sclerite of an abdominal segment. [1865-70; STERN- + -ITE1] * ...
stern knee n. See sternson. * * *
See stern1. * * *
/sterrn"mohst/ or, esp. Brit., /-meuhst/, adj. Naut. 1. farthest aft. 2. nearest the stern. [1615-25; STERN2 + -MOST] * * *
See sternly. * * *
/sterr"noh/ Trademark. flammable hydrocarbon jelly packaged in a small can for use as a portable heat source for cooking. * * *
a combining form representing sternum in compound words: sternocostal. Also, esp. before a vowel, stern-. * * *
ster·no·cla·vic·u·lar (stûr'nō-klə-vĭkʹyə-lər) adj. Of, relating to, or connecting the sternum and the clavicle. * * *
/sterr'noh kluy'deuh mas"toyd/, Anat. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or involving the sternum, the clavicle, and the mastoid process. n. 2. a thick muscle on each side of the neck, ...
/sterr'noh kos"tl, -kaw"stl/, adj. Anat., Zool. of, pertaining to, or situated between the sternum and ribs. [1775-85; STERNO- + COSTAL] * * *
/sterrn"pohst'/, n. Naut. an upright member rising from the after end of a keel; a rudderpost or propeller post. Also called body post. [1570-80; STERN2 + POST1] * * *
stern sheets pl.n. Nautical The stern area of an open boat. * * *

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