altazimuth

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noun, often attributive alt·az·i·muth \(ˌ)al-ˈtaz-məth, -ˈta-zə-\

Definition of altazimuth

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

Origin and Etymology of altazimuth

International Scientific Vocabulary altitude + azimuth


First Known Use: 1851


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