azimuth

  • 1Azimuth — (Audio IPA|lang=US English|en us azimuth.ogg|ˈæzɪməθ) is a mathematical concept defined as the angle, usually measured in degrees (°), between a reference plane and a point. This concept is used in many practical applications including navigation …

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  • 2Azimuth — Az i*muth, n. [OE. azimut, F. azimut, fr. Ar. as sum?t, pl. of as samt a way, or perh., a point of the horizon and a circle extending to it from the zenith, as being the Arabic article: cf. It. azzimutto, Pg. azimuth, and Ar. samt al r[=a] s the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Azĭmuth — (arab., Astr.), der Winkel (Azimuthalwinkel), den sein Vertical am Zenith mit dem Meridiane macht; das Maß desselben ist ein Bogen des Horizonts. Je nachdem dieser Bogen vom Mittagspunkte ab nach O. od. W. auf dem Horizonte bis 180° fortgezählt… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4Azimuth — Azimuth, nennt man in der Astronomie die Entfernung des Höhenkreises eines Sterns vom Südpunkte des Horizonts. Das A. kann östlich oder westlich sein, je nachdem der Stern östlich oder westlich vom Südpunkte des Horizonts steht. Das A. und die… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 5azimuth — (n.) distance of a star from the north or south point of the meridian, late 14c., from O.Fr. azimut, from Arabic as sumut the ways, plural of as samt the way, direction (see ZENITH (Cf. zenith)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6azimuth — ► NOUN Astronomy ▪ the horizontal direction of a celestial object, measured from the north or south point of the horizon. DERIVATIVES azimuthal adjective. ORIGIN Arabic, the way, direction …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7azimuth — [az′ə məth] n. [ME & OFr azimut < Ar as sumūt < as < al, the + sumūt, pl. of samt, way, path] Astron. Surveying etc. an angular measurement used to locate an object, star, etc.: it is measured clockwise around the horizon from the north …

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  • 8azimuth — i. A direction expressed as a horizontal angle, usually in degrees, measured clockwise from a reference datum or direction, usually north. The azimuth will be a true zenith, grid azimuth, magnetic azimuth, or relative azimuth, depending upon… …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 9azimuth — noun /ˈæzɪməθ/ a) 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. b) The quadrant of an… …

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  • 10azimuth — UK [ˈæzɪməθ] / US noun [countable] Word forms azimuth : singular azimuth plural azimuths astronomy the angle of the imaginary line between the position of a plane, ship etc and the position of another object …

    English dictionary

  • 11azimuth —   n. angular distance, measured along horizon, of object from north or south points; angle between meridian and the great circle which passes through both zenith and heavenly body.    ♦ azimuth compass, magnetic compass having sights for taking… …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 12azimuth — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin azimut, from Arabic al sumūt the azimuth, plural of al samt the way Date: 14th century 1. an arc of the horizon measured between a fixed point (as true north) and the vertical circle passing… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13Azimuth — Das (auch der) Azimut (von arabisch as sumut – „die Wege“, Plural von asamt – „der Weg“) ist ein Terminus aus der Astronomie, der einen nach Himmelsrichtungen orientierten Horizontalwinkel bezeichnet. Der Begriff wird sinngemäß auch in anderen… …

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  • 14Azimuth — Azimut Pour les articles homonymes, voir Azimut (homonymie). Azimuth L’azimut est l angle horizontal entre la direction d un objet et une direction de ré …

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  • 15Azimuth — (Solar)   The angle between true south and the point on the horizon directly below the sun.   ***   The angular distance between true south and the point on the horizon directly below the sun. Typically used as an input for opaque surfaces and… …

    Energy terms

  • 16azimuth — azimutas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Horizontalus kampas tarp tam tikro taško dienovidinio šiaurinės krypties ir krypties į daiktą. atitikmenys: angl. azimuth vok. Azimut, m rus. азимут, m pranc. azimut, m …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 17azimuth — azimutas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Kampas tarp stebėjimo vietos dienovidinio plokštumos ir šviesulio vertikaliosios plokštumos. atitikmenys: angl. azimuth vok. Azimut, m rus. азимут, m pranc. azimut, m …

    Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 18azimuth — azimutas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kampas tarp stebėjimo taško dienovidinio plokštumos ir vertikaliosios plokštumos, einančios per stebimą tašką. Azimutas būna astronominis, geodezinis ir magnetinis. Azimutas skaičiuojamas nuo… …

    Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • 19azimuth — azimutas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. azimuth vok. Azimut, m rus. азимут, m pranc. azimut, m …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 20azimuth — Quantities may be expressed in positive quantities increasing in a clockwise direction, or in X, Y coordinates where south and west are negative. They may be referenced to true north or magnetic north depending on the particular weapon system… …

    Military dictionary