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Coliseum vs. Stadium

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  • Coliseum (noun)

    A large theatre, cinema, or stadium.

    "the London Coliseum"

  • Coliseum (noun)

    A large, often circular building, for indoor sporting events, exhibitions, concerts, etc.; arena.

  • Stadium (noun)

    A venue where sporting events are held.

  • Stadium (noun)

    An Ancient Greek racecourse, especially, the Olympic course for foot races.

  • Stadium (noun)

    A Greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the Romans for nautical and astronomical measurements, equal to 600 Greek or 625 Roman feet, or 125 Roman paces, or to 606 feet, 9 inches.

  • Stadium (noun)

    A kind of telemeter for measuring the distance of an object of known dimensions, by observing the angle it subtends.

  • Stadium (noun)

    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.

  • Stadium (noun)

    A life stage of an organism.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Coliseum (noun)

    The amphitheater of Vespasian at Rome, the largest in the world.

  • Stadium (noun)

    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.

  • Stadium (noun)

    A race course; especially, the Olympic course for foot races.

  • Stadium (noun)

    A modern structure, with its inclosure, resembling the ancient stadium{2}, used for athletic games which are typically played out-of-doors; such stadiums are usually large structures without roofs, though some modern stadiums may have a protective dome overhead. It may be contrasted with the arena, the term commonly used for smaller structures at which indoor games are played.

  • Stadium (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Coliseum (noun)

    an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held

  • Stadium (noun)

    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

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