azimuth

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Etymology[edit]

A diagram showing an azimuth (sense 1)

From Old French *azimut (modern French azimut), from Arabic اَلسُّمُوت‎ pl (as-sumūt, the directions).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈæzɪməθ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: azi‧muth

Noun[edit]

azimuth (plural azimuths)

  1. An arc of the horizon intercepted between the meridian of the place and a vertical circle passing through the center of any object.
    the azimuth of a star
    the azimuth or bearing of a line surveying
  2. The quadrant of an azimuth circle.

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