\stˈe͡ɪdi͡əm], \stˈeɪdiəm], \s_t_ˈeɪ_d_iə_m]\
Definitions of STADIUM
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical and astronomical measurements. It was equal to 600 Greek or 625 Roman feet, or 125 Roman paces, or to 606 feet 9 inches English. This was also called the Olympic stadium, as being the exact length of the foot-race course at Olympia.
A kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it subtends; especially (Surveying), a graduated rod used to measure the distance of the place where it stands from an instrument having a telescope, by observing the number of the graduations of the rod that are seen between certain parallel wires (stadia wires) in the field of view of the telescope; -- also called stadia, and stadia rod.
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In ancient Greece, the course for foot races, surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators; in modern times, a similar structure for athletic games, etc.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
A Greek measure of 125 geometrical paces, or 625 Roman feet, equal to 606 feet 9 inches English; consequently the Greek stadium was somewhat less than our furlong; it was the principal Greek measure of length: the course for foot-races at Olympia in Greece, which was exactly a stadium in length; the name was also given to all other places throughout Greece wherever games were celebrated: in med. the stage or period of a disease, especially of an intermittent disease.
By Daniel Lyons
A Greek measure, nearly an English furlong; an oblong area or course for foot-races and other gymnastic contests.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
An anc. measure of length, consisting of 125 anc. paces or 625 Roman feet, equal to 606 feet, 9 inches English; the eighth part of a Roman mile; a space of ground for foot-races and other gymnastic contests.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
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