alt·​az·​i·​muth (ˌ)al-ˈtaz-məth How to pronounce altazimuth (audio)
often attributive
: a telescope mounted so that it can swing horizontally and vertically
also : any of several other similarly mounted instruments

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary altitude + azimuth

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of altazimuth was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Altazimuth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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