Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the azimuth; in a horizontal circle.
  • adj. Describing a map projection which preserves direction for all points relative to a selected point (or in some cases two points).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the azimuth; in a horizontal circle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the azimuth; used in taking azimuths.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or in azimuth

Etymologies

In modern English azimuth +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The globe is depicted in what geographers call the azimuthal equidistant projection, which serves the politically correct purpose of taking in all six inhabited continents.

    The Great Experiment

  • Martinez-Garcia et al, NGC 918 has its share of spiral density waves that present azimuthal color gradients that even an infrared passband won't fully penetrate.

    Supernova 2009js… Another One Bites The Dust! | Universe Today

  • If you were to look at the region through an azimuthal projection, you would see that, loosely speaking, Wilkes Barre is in southeast PA.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More judicial corruption in S.E. PA:

  • In December of 2006, SOHO helped astronomers observe the direct effects of solar flare-driven space weather on Mars, Venus, and the Earth, allowing them to see that "flare activities on the far side of the Sun may affect terrestrial space weather as a result of traveling more than 90° in both azimuthal directions in the heliosphere", as stated by Dr. Yoshifumi Futaana.

    SOHO and the Sun's Sonic Energy

  • Such azimuthal motions become bigger when the Sun lies close to an equinox (0, 6, 12), than when it lies close to a solstice (3, 9).

    Crop Circle Formation May Be A Megalithic Sundial | Impact Lab

  • There is also an uncanny correlation of azimuthal phases between $\ell = 3$ and $\ell = 5$.

    Science Press Release Synopses

  • The last chart is using azimuthal projection from Singpaore, so that every striaght line from the center represents the shortest (great circle) distance, (but lines not passing the centers are not).

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • The vertical defocusing arising from the increase of the average magnetic field with radius is compensated by the vertical focusing due to the azimuthal variation of the field.

    Accelerators and Nobel Laureates

  • This azimuthal variation provides a strong vertical focusing on the circulating beam of ions and it is then not necessary to have the azimuthally averaged field to decrease with increasing radius as it has to do in the conventional cyclotron in order to maintain vertical focusing.

    Accelerators and Nobel Laureates

  • Iron sectors were introduced in the pole gap so that an azimuthal variation of the magnetic field was obtained.

    Accelerators and Nobel Laureates

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