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altazimuth

[al-taz-uh-muh th] /ælˈtæz ə məθ/
noun, Astronomy
1.
an instrument for determining both the altitude and the azimuth of a heavenly body.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; alt(itude) + azimuth
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Examples from the web for altazimuth
  • Adjustable tripod and altazimuth mount with micro-adjusting controls make it exceptionally easy to use.
  • Modern computerized altazimuth telescopes track well, even at high powers.
British Dictionary definitions for altazimuth

altazimuth

/ælˈtæzɪməθ/
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
C19: from alt(itude) + azimuth
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