Origin of azimuth
Examples from the Web for azimuth
Contemporary Examples of azimuth
Variables like weather, azimuth, elevation, crude launchers, and rocket viability quickly add up.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins
May 14, 2014
Historical Examples of azimuth
To find an azimuth of the sun: Note the time of taking the azimuth by chronometer.
At the same time, get your true bearing of the sun from the Azimuth Tables.
These were the chronometer and the azimuth compass of the Bounty.The Lonely Island
Observations for azimuth were always taken to the sun before and after noon.The Andes of Southern Peru
The observation gives us the altitude and azimuth of the star.The Royal Observatory Greenwich
E. Walter (Edwared Walter) Maunder
Word Origin for azimuth
"distance of a star from the north or south point of the meridian," late 14c., from Old French azimut, from Arabic as-sumut "the ways," plural of as-samt "the way, direction" (see zenith).