altazimuth

[ al-taz-uh-muh th ]
/ ælˈtæz ə məθ /

noun Astronomy.

an instrument for determining both the altitude and the azimuth of a heavenly body.

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Origin of altazimuth

First recorded in 1855–60; alt(itude) + azimuth
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British Dictionary definitions for altazimuth

altazimuth
/ (ælˈtæzɪməθ) /

noun

an instrument for measuring the altitude and azimuth of a celestial body by the horizontal and vertical rotation of a telescope

Word Origin for altazimuth

C19: from alt (itude) + azimuth
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