Stadia wires
Stadia hairs Sta"di*a hairs or Stadia wires Sta"di*a wires (st[=a]"d[i^]*[.a] h[^a]rz). (Surv.) In a theodolite, etc., horizontal cross wires or hairs equidistant from the central horizontal cross wire. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • stadia wires — noun plural see stadia hairs …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stadia hairs — Sta di*a hairs or Stadia wires Sta di*a wires (st[=a] d[i^]*[.a] h[^a]rz). (Surv.) In a theodolite, etc., horizontal cross wires or hairs equidistant from the central horizontal cross wire. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stadia — stadia1 [stā′dē ə] n. [It, prob. < L, pl. of stadium: see STADIUM] a method of surveying in which distances and elevations are obtained by observing the interval on a graduated, upright rod (stadia rod) intercepted by two parallel horizontal… …   English World dictionary

  • Stadia — Stadium Sta di*um (st[=a] d[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Stadia} (st[=a] d[i^]*[.a]). [L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta dion.] 1. A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stadia — Stadium Sta di*um (st[=a] d[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Stadia} (st[=a] d[i^]*[.a]). [L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta dion.] 1. A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stadia rod — Stadium Sta di*um (st[=a] d[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Stadia} (st[=a] d[i^]*[.a]). [L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta dion.] 1. A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stadia — I. /ˈsteɪdiə/ (say staydeeuh) noun 1. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod (stadia rod) intercepted by two parallel crosshairs (stadia hairs or stadia wires) mounted in the telescope of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stadia — stadia1 /stay dee euh/, n. 1. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs (stadia hairs or stadia wires) mounted in the telescope of a surveying instrument,… …   Universalium

  • stadia hairs — noun plural or stadia wires : horizontal cross hairs (as in a theodolite) equidistant from the central horizontal cross hair …   Useful english dictionary

  • Olympic stadium — Stadium Sta di*um (st[=a] d[i^]*[u^]m), n.; pl. {Stadia} (st[=a] d[i^]*[.a]). [L., a stadium (in sense 1), from Gr. sta dion.] 1. A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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