noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary altitude + azimuth Date: 1860 a telescope mounted so that it can swing horizontally and vertically; also any of several other similarly mounted instruments

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  • Altazimuth — Alt*az i*muth, n. [Alltude + azimuth.] (Astron.) An instrument for taking azimuths and altitudes simultaneously. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • altazimuth — [alt΄az′ə məth] n. [ ALT(ITUDE) + AZIMUTH] an instrument or a telescope mounting that moves on a horizontal and a vertical axis, used to measure the altitude and azimuth of a star, planet, etc …   English World dictionary

  • altazimuth — altazimutas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Šviesulių kampinių aukščių ir azimutų matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. altazimuth vok. Altazimut, n rus. альтазимут, m pranc. altazimut, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • altazimuth — /al taz euh meuhth/, n. Astron. an instrument for determining both the altitude and the azimuth of a heavenly body. [1855 60; ALT(ITUDE) + AZIMUTH] * * * …   Universalium

  • altazimuth — noun A telescope or surveying instrument that has a mount permitting both horizontal and vertical rotation …   Wiktionary

  • altazimuth — n. (Astronomy) device used to measure altitude and azimuth of any of the objects in the sky (stars, planets, the moon, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • altazimuth — [al tazɪməθ] noun 1》 Astronomy a telescope mounting that moves in azimuth (about a vertical axis) and in altitude (about a horizontal axis). Compare with equatorial mount. 2》 a surveying instrument for measuring vertical and horizontal angles.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • altazimuth — alt·az·i·muth …   English syllables

  • altazimuth — alt•az•i•muth [[t]ælˈtæz ə məθ[/t]] n. astron. an instrument for determining both the altitude and the azimuth of a heavenly body • Etymology: 1855–60; alt (itude) +azimuth …   From formal English to slang

  • altazimuth — /æltˈæzəməθ/ (say alt azuhmuhth) noun a mounting of telescopes or theodolites which provides two axes, one horizontal and one vertical, so that the instrument may be turned in the plane of the horizon and in any vertical plane. Altazimuths are… …   Australian-English dictionary

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