Adhan vs. Azan — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Adhan and Azan
The adhan (Arabic: أَذَان [ʔaˈðaːn]; also written adhaan, azan, azaan in Farsi, athan, and ezan in Urdu and Turkish, among other languages) is the Islamic call to prayer, recited by a muezzin at prescribed times of the day. The root of the word is ʾadhina أَذِنَ meaning "to listen, to hear, be informed about".
The Muslim summons to prayer, called by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque five times a day.
Variant of azan.
(histology) A staining technique involving azocarmine and aniline dyes.
(Islam) The call to prayer, which consisted originally of simply four takbirs followed by the statement لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله (أَشْهَدُ أَنْ).
If one were to pray alone, then no adhan is needed.