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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stadia stā′di-a a temporary surveying station: an instrument for measuring distances
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In literature:

He then obeyed the divine admonition, and built a vessel five stadia in length and two in breadth.
"The God-Idea of the Ancients" by Eliza Burt Gamble
Wesseling) assigns 480 stadia (perhaps only 32 miles) for the circumference of Nineveh.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
Ptolemy assumed that a degree at the equator was 500 stadia instead of 604 stadia in length.
"A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
CLEINIAS: I should imagine, Stranger, that the city of which we are speaking is about eighty stadia distant from the sea.
"Laws" by Plato
Demosthenes tells us it was thirty-five stadia from Athens.
"The Birds" by Aristophanes
The factory was only a few hundred steps farther, but in her fancy they seemed like so many stadia.
"The Emperor, Complete" by Georg Ebers
When Sulla was within two stadia of Fimbria, he sent him orders to give up the army, which he was illegally commanding.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
The distance of Madeira from the coast of Africa is about 400 miles or about 4000 stadia.
"Plutarch's Lives Volume III." by Plutarch
ARICIA, a town of Latium in Italy, at the foot of Mons Albanus, about a hundred and sixty stadia from Rome.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
The fire is said to have been perceived at the distance of near a thousand stadia.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
The width of this excavation was such as to make its circuit four hundred and twenty stadia.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
The river is distant from the mountains of the Carduchi about six or seven stadia.
"The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis" by Xenophon
Distances are marked in stadia (about 1/9 mile).
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Some come into the officer corps fresh from the stadia and cinderpaths of the colleges, in the pink of condition.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
They represent, however, stadia of culture rather than national character.
"An Ethnologist's View of History" by Daniel G. Brinton
He obtained 240,000 stadia (about 27,600 miles) for the circumference.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9" by Various
Sennabris was 30 stadia from Tiberias, or about the distance of the ruin now existing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Forty stadia from Memphis rose a broad, hilly dyke, on which the pyramids stood.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
Hence the circuit of 60 stadia from the outer wall does not appear too large.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Its area was computed to be four stadia.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke

In news:

Space to fill Part-empty stadia at the Olympics led to a media storm this week.
Internationally known stadia designer Populous to be awarded contract More.
Check out the world's best stadia here.

In science:

Hassell [Has] uses microlocal methods to proved the long-standing conjecture that generic stadia are not QUE but rather have exceptional sequences of bouncing ball type modes which concentrate or scar along a Lagrangian submanifold.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Hassell has proved this to be correct for almost all stadia.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos
Hassell then proves that the second alternative cannot occur for most stadia.
Recent developments in mathematical Quantum Chaos