## Definitions for Azimuthˈæz ə məθ

### Princeton's WordNet(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. azimuth, AZ(noun)

the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian

### Wiktionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. azimuth(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.

2. azimuth(Noun)

The quadrant of an azimuth circle.

### Webster Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Azimuth(noun)

the quadrant of an azimuth circle

2. Azimuth(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

3. Origin: [OE. azimut, F. azimut, fr. Ar. as-sumt, 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's the vertex of the heaven. Cf. Zenith.]

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1. Azimuth

An azimuth is an angular measurement in a spherical coordinate system. The vector from an observer to a point of interest is projected perpendicularly onto a reference plane; the angle between the projected vector and a reference vector on the reference plane is called the azimuth. An example of an azimuth is the measurement of the position of a star in the sky. The star is the point of interest, the reference plane is the horizon or the surface of the sea, and the reference vector points to the north. The azimuth is the angle between the north vector and the perpendicular projection of the star down onto the horizon. Azimuth is usually measured in degrees. The concept is used in many practical applications including navigation, astronomy, engineering, mapping, mining and artillery.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Azimuth

az′im-uth, n. the arc of the horizon between the meridian of a place and a vertical circle passing through any celestial body.—adj. Az′imuthal, pertaining to the azimuth. [Ar. as-sumūt, as = al, the, sūmut, samt, direction. See Zenith.]

### The Standard Electrical Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

1. Azimuth

The angle between the plane of the meridian and the plane of an azimuth circle, q. v.

### Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms(5.00 / 1 vote)Rate this definition:

1. azimuth

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 used.

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1. azimuth

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### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Azimuth in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Azimuth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

# Translations for Azimuth

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• سمت, السمت
• азимут
• azimut
• azimut
• Azimut
• αζιμούθιο, α
• azimut, acimut
• azimut
• azimut
• azimut
• 方位角
• 방위각, 方位角
• azimuth
• azymut
• azimute
• азимут
• 角方位, góc phương vị

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