stadia
noun Etymology: Italian, probably from Latin, plural of stadium Date: 1865 a surveying method for determination of distances and differences of elevation by means of a telescopic instrument having two horizontal lines through which the marks on a graduated rod are observed; also the instrument or rod

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  • stadia — [ stadja ] n. m. • 1865; probablt du fém. du gr. stadios « qui se tient debout, tout droit » ♦ Techn., sc. Instrument de mesure des distances, formé d une mire graduée, observée par un instrument d optique muni d un réticule. ● stadia nom féminin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stadia — (griechisch Σταδία) war eine antike Stadt in der kleinasiatischen Landschaft Karien im Südwesten der Türkei, wohl an der Stelle der heutigen türkischen Stadt Datça. Stadia hing eng mit dem benachbarten, bedeutenderen Knidos zusammen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 — can refer to * The plural of stadium. * Stadia rod, a surveyors instrument. * Stadia (length), an ancient unit of distance …   Wikipedia

  • Stadĭa — (Stadien), Mehrzahl von Stadium, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • STADIA — olim dicta est Rhodos …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 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 — 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 — (entrée créée par le supplément) (sta di a) s. f. (Quelques auteurs le font masculin). Instrument servant à mesurer indirectement les distances.    Dans les écoles de tir, la stadia était une plaque de métal portant un évidement triangulaire au… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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

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