altazimuth

[al-taz-uh-muh th]

Origin of altazimuth

First recorded in 1855–60; alt(itude) + azimuth
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altazimuth

noun
  1. 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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