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az·i·muth / ˈazəmə[unvoicedth]/ • n. the direction of a celestial object from the observer, expressed as the angular distance from the north or south point of the horizon to the point at which a vertical circle passing through the object intersects the horizon. ∎  the horizontal angle or direction of a compass bearing. DERIVATIVES: az·i·muth·al / ˌazəˈmə[unvoicedth]əl/ adj.

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azimuth Angle between the vertical plane through a celestial body and the ns direction. Astronomers measure the angle eastwards from the n point of the observer's horizon. Navigators and surveyors measure it westwards from the s point. Altitude and azimuth form an astronomical co-ordinate system for defining position.

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azimuth (ăz´əməth), in astronomy, one coordinate in the altazimuth coordinate system. It is the angular distance of a body measured westward along the celestial horizon from the observer's south point.

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azimuth The angle made by a line on the surface of the Earth with magnetic meridian. In radar terminology, the direction at right angles to the direction of radar propagation.

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azimuth arc extending from zenith to horizon. XIV. — medL. — Arab. as-sumūt, i.e. AL-2, sumūt, pl. of samt point of the compass (see ZENITH).

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