altazimuth definition by Webster's New World
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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.
Origin: alt(itude) plush azimuth
altazimuth definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A mounting for astronomical telescopes that permits both horizontal and vertical rotation.
- A telescope having such a mounting.
Origin: alt(itude) + azimuth.