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stele

(stē`lē), slab of stone or terra-cotta, usually oblong, set up in a vertical position, for votive or memorial purposes. Upon the slabs were carved inscriptions accompanied by ornamental designs or reliefs of particular significance. Stelae were often used as commemorative stones in ancient Egypt and as boundary markers in Mesopotamia. The marble funerary stelae of Greece, especially of Athens, are among the most beautiful monuments of classical art. Likenesses of the dead were sculptured in relief and painted upon them. Stelae of great age are found in China and among the ruins of the Mayan culture in Mexico and Central America.
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Stele

An upright stone slab or pillar with a carved or inscribed surface, used as a monument or marker, or as a commemorative tablet in the face of a building.
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Stele

 

in botany, the central, or axial, part of the stem and root in higher plants. The stele consists of conducting and mechanical tissues and is surrounded by a primary cortex.


Stele

 

an upright stone slab with an inscription or a relief. In the ancient world, particularly in Greece, steles served as gravestones. They were frequently used to mark boundaries or to commemorate an important event, for example, the issue of a new law. Today steles are often used not only for gravestones but also for monuments of all types and purposes.

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stele

[′stēl]
(botany)
The part of a plant stem including all tissues and regions of plants from the cortex inward, including the pericycle, phloem, cambium, xylem, and pith.
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stele, stela

finial to a Greek stele
1. In classical architecture and derivatives, an upright stone, usually a slab, marking a grave.
2. A wall area set aside as a memorial.
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Paul concluded by noting to the Senate leaders that STELAR "has not only outlived its usefulness, but also provides what amounts to a government subsidy for corporations that have no compelling reason to receive them and come at a significant cost to my constituents who are unable to receive local broadcasts."
Walden made no direct suggestions or declarations on STELAR during his opening remarks.
Describing STELAR, Pallone noted, "Some so-called 'unserved' subscribers can't receive their local stations from an antenna because they are too far away, or they are in a media market that doesn't have a station affiliated with one or more of the 'big four' networks.
Translation: STELAR should likely given its sunset, since it is not to their benefit.
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