a mounting with two axes, to allow movement in both horizontal and vertical planes, used with telescopes, antennas, and precise surveying instruments.
a telescope mounting that allows motion of the telescope about a vertical axis (in azimuth) and a horizontal axis (in altitude)
a town in and the capital of Uri, in central Switzerland, near Lucerne: legendary home of William Tell. a canton in central Switzerland. 415 sq. mi. (1075 sq. km). Capital: Altdorf. Historical Examples When my business calls me to Altdorf I shall go and in all ways act as a free man, loyal to my […]
to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify: to alter a coat; to alter a will; to alter course. to castrate or spay. to change; become different or modified. David, 1807–81, U.S. physicist. . . in alt, in the first octave above the treble staff. another exactly the same. […]
- Alte pinakothek
noun a museum in Munich housing a collection of paintings dating from the Middle Ages to the late 18th century
a heated or angry dispute; noisy argument or controversy. Contemporary Examples According to police reports, he followed Martin, and an “altercation” ensued. Where’s the Outrage Over the Killing of Trayvon Martin? Allison Samuels March 18, 2012 The only thing that both sides agree on is that an altercation ensued, and Brown was shot multiple times. […]