Meaning of stadia

sta•di•a

Pronunciation: (stā'dē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairsmounted in the telescope of a surveying instrument, the rod being placed at one end of the distance to be measured and the surveying instrument at the other.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to such a method of surveying.

sta•di•a

Pronunciation: (stā'dē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. a pl. of
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