altazimuth

noun, often attributive
alt·​az·​i·​muth | \ (ˌ)al-ˈtaz-məth How to pronounce altazimuth (audio) , -ˈta-zə- \

Definition of altazimuth

: a telescope mounted so that it can swing horizontally and vertically also : any of several other similarly mounted instruments

First Known Use of altazimuth

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for altazimuth

International Scientific Vocabulary altitude + azimuth

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The first known use of altazimuth was in 1851

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“Altazimuth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/altazimuth. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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