Azimuth
13 definitions

Azimuth

The horizontal direction reckoned clockwise from the meridian plane.

Azimuth

The angle measured on the horizon between the meridian and the plane of the vertical circle through a celestial body or other object. Most government agencies reckon with azimuth clockwise from south, 0° to 360°.

Azimuth

Horizontal angle or bearing of a point measured clockwise from true (astronomic) north.

Azimuth

Orientation of a vector projected onto a reference horizontal plane, relative to a reference direction in the plane.

Azimuth

Horizontal direction expressed as the angular distance between true north and the direction of a fixed point (as the observer’s heading).

Azimuth

The azimuth is a surveying observation used to measure the angle formed by a horizaontal baseline and geodetic north. When applied to GPS observations, it refers to a normal section azimuth.

Azimuth
as defined in OS X Glossary
"Azimuth": In surround sound and immersive audio, the real or apparent horizontal angle of an audio source referenced to a line drawn from the listener's head to a point directly ahead of the listener.
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Azimuth of a body is the arc of the horizon intercepted between the north or south point and the foot of the vertical circle passing through the body. It is reckoned in degrees from either the north or south point clockwise entirely around the horizon. Azimuth of a current is the direction toward which it is flowing, and is usually reckoned from the north point.

Azimuth

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 windows in computer programs for calculating the energy performance of buildings.

Azimuth

The direction, in degrees referenced to true north, that an antenna must be pointed to receive a satellite signal (compass direction). The angular distance is measured in a clockwise direction.

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Azimuth has been defined 13 different ways in documents like Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms, Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms, Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology, and 7 more.

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