Definition of Azimuth

1. Noun. The azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian.

Exact synonyms: Az
Generic synonyms: Angle
Derivative terms: Azimuthal

Definition of Azimuth

1. n. The quadrant of an azimuth circle.

Definition of Azimuth

1. Noun. An arc of the horizon intercepted between the meridian of the place and a vertical circle passing through the center of any object; as, the azimuth of a star; the azimuth or bearing of a line surveying. ¹

2. Noun. The quadrant of an azimuth circle. ¹

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Definition of Azimuth

1. an angle of horizontal deviation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Azimuth

1. An angle measured clockwise relative to some reference point on a circle (for example, south or north). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Azimuth

azido group
azido radical
azimuth (current term)
azimuth circle
azimuth thruster
azimuthal quantum number
azin dyes
azinic acid

Literary usage of Azimuth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"In determining the azimuth of a line of a tri- angulation the process would consist in first obtaining the angle between an azimuth mark and a star, ..."

2. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1902)
"THE WIND azimuth. This quantity is given in Table S and Chart 11. The directions in azimuth are noted in the system adopted in the Cloud Report, page 138, ..."

3. The American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation and by Nathaniel Bowditch, George Wood Logan (1906)
"The azimuth is usually measured from the north point of the horizon in north ... The determination of the azimuth of a celestial body is an operation of ..."

4. Plane Surveying: A Text-book and Pocket Manual by John Clayton Tracy (1907)
"Method of Procedure for the azimuth Method. Suggestions. Use a transit graduated clockwise from 0° to 360°, and invariably read the ..."

5. Geodesy: Including Astronomical Observations, Gravity Measurements, and by George Leonard Hosmer (1919)
"Determination of azimuth. When determining an azimuth for the purpose of orienting a triangulation system, the observer usually has a choice of several ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"As the azimuth changes most rapidly at the meridian, the observa* tion is most advantageous there, besides which it is neither neceg- ..."

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