altazimuth

[ al-taz-uh-muh th ]
/ ælˈtæz ə məθ /
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noun Astronomy.

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

Nearby words

  1. altar server,
  2. altar stone,
  3. altarage,
  4. altarpiece,
  5. altay,
  6. altazimuth coordinate system,
  7. altazimuth mount,
  8. altazimuth mounting,
  9. altdorf,
  10. altdorfer

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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