|1.||astronomy, nautical Compare altitude the angular distance usually measured clockwise from the north point of the horizon to the intersection with the horizon of the vertical circle passing through a celestial body|
|2.||surveying the horizontal angle of a bearing clockwise from a standard direction, such as north|
|[C14: from Old French azimut, from Arabic as-sumūt, plural of as-samt the path, from Latin semita path]|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
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