Definition of Stadia

1. Noun. (surveying) A level staff or levelling rod used by surveyors to measure differences in level, or to measure horizontal distances by sighting the stadia hairs. ¹



2. Noun. (military) (qualifier historically) A graduated brass triangle used to measure the distance of a target by comparison of the graduations with the heights of soldiers or horses. ¹

3. Noun. (irregular plural of stadion) ¹

4. Noun. (irregular plural of stadium) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stadia

1. a method of surveying distances [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stadia

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stackyards
stacte
stactes
stactometer
stadda
staddas
staddle
staddle stone
staddle stones
staddled
staddles
staddling
stade
stades
stadia (current term)
stadial
stadials
stadias
stadimeter
stadimeters
stadiometer
stadion
stadium
stadium jumping
stadium mustard
stadiumlike
stadiums
stadtholder
stadtholderate

Literary usage of Stadia

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"APPENDIX A. PRINCIPLES OF THE stadia.* 488. DEFINITIONS. — The stadia Method is adapted to measuring distances with great rapidity and with an accuracy ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"THE stadia METHOD.» 143. stadia METHOD OF MEASURING DISTANCES. — The stadia method of locating points is one in which distances are measured by observing ..."

3. Plane Surveying: A Text-book and Pocket Manual by John Clayton Tracy (1907)
"The stadia method of measuring distances * consists in observing how much of a ... stadia-wires in the telescope of the transit or the level are horizontal, ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Surveying: Designed for the Use of Surveyors and by John Butler Johnson (1900)
"Such a table would >e prepared as follows: From the adopted interval compute :he distance corresponding to each stadia reading given in the :olumns marked ..."

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