stereotomy


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stereotomy

(ˌstɛrɪˈɒtəmɪ; ˌstɪər-)
n
(Art Terms) the art of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes
[C18: from French stéréotomie. See stereo-, -tomy]
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Nichols, Epicurus, Stereotomy, the street stones, the fruiterer.
These scorings are the irregular imprints of drills and cutting tools, acquired during the stereotomy process, by which stone is cut and shaped.
Architectural draftsmanship finds its parallels, among others, in music, stereotomy (techniques of stone-cutting) and caricature.