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azimuth

az·i·muth

azimuth

 
pronunciation:
ae z mth
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arc measured horizontally and clockwise from a point north, in navigation, or a point south, in astronomy, to another point where a vertical circle intersects the horizon.
definition 2: in gunnery or surveying, the angle of sideways divergence from a standard path or direction, as of a bomb or shell.
derivations: azimuthal (adj.), azimuthally (adv.)