WBW #44

azimuth

ORIGIN: Middle English

DEFINITION: an arc of the horizon measured between a fixed point (such as true north) and the vertical circle passing through the center of an object, usually in astronomy and navigation being measured clockwise from the north point through 360 degrees and in surveying clockwise from the south point

SENTENCE: The space organization solely existed for the purpose of measuring the azimuths of stars.

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