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I've taken a dive into the field of "stereolithography" of late. If I am not entirely wrong that "translates" to "durable stone writing." And that makes a lot of sense, given what stereolithography actually is.

But what of "Stereophonic"? "Durable sound?" Why "Durable" in that context?

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    Have you tried looking up the prefix stereo? – Juhasz Oct 18 at 20:45
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Stereo in stereophonic refers to the three-dimensional sense:

Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective. (Wikipedia)

Stereo (etymology)

before vowels stere-, word-forming element meaning "solid, firm; three-dimensional; stereophonic," from Greek stereos "solid". (Etymonline)

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