Definition Of compass

verb

an instrument containing a magnetized pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.

Point the binos in any direction and a digital compass takes a bearing.

an instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen.

Discover that despite the aid of pairs of compasses , scissors and anything else you consider useful, the most you can get in before it breaks is about 1 cm.

contrive to accomplish (something).

he compassed his end only by the exercise of violence

go around (something) in a circular course.

the ship wherein Magellan compassed the world

the range or scope of something.

the event had political repercussions that are beyond the compass of this book


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Example Of compass

  • a magnetic compass

  • A magnetometer is a device that, like the magnet of a compass , reacts to changes in the earth's magnetic field.

  • a regular heptagon cannot be constructed accurately with only ruler and compass

  • All of this, he believed, falls within the compass of science.

  • American roads also frustrated the traveller seeking to move diagonally rather than according to the four cardinal points of the compass .


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