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altazimuth mounting

noun
1.
a mounting with two axes, to allow movement in both horizontal and vertical planes, used with telescopes, antennas, and precise surveying instruments.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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altazimuth mounting

noun
1.
a telescope mounting that allows motion of the telescope about a vertical axis (in azimuth) and a horizontal axis (in altitude)
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