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AZIMUTH (from the Arabic)

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 81 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AZIMUTH (from the Arabic), in astronomy, the angular distance from the north or south point of the horizon to the foot of the vertical circle through a heavenly body. In the case of a horizontal line the azimuth is its deviation from the north or south direction.
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