Meaning of AZIMUTH in English


n.1 the angular distance from a north or south point of the horizon to the intersection with the horizon of a vertical circle passing through a given celestial body.

2 the horizontal angle or direction of a compass bearing.


azimuthal adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF azimut f. Arab. as-sumut f. al the + sumut pl. of samt way, direction

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.