Pronunciation: (stā'dē-u),[key] —n. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs (sta'dia hairs" or sta'dia wires") mounted 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. pertaining to such a method of surveying.
Pronunciation: (stā'dē-u),[key] —n. a pl. of stadium.