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Compass - definition(s)


(1) [navigation] An instrument used to find the direction of north from one's current location, consisting of a case with compass points marked around its edge and a floating magnetic needle that pivots to point to magnetic north.

(2) [cartography] An instrument with two legs connected by a joint, used to draw and measure circles.

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Source: esri, 26 February 2012 09:11:57, External 

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