What does a compass do?
A compass is an instrument for determining direction consisting essentially of a freely suspended magnetic needle that points toward the magnetic north.
A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is struck by a misfortune
As described in the dictionaries, the compass has different meanings, mainly: . A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or …needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field. . Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyro-compass, used for determining geographic direction. . A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned. Also called pair of compasses . . An enclosing line or boundary; a circumference: outside the compass of the fence. A synonyms to circumference . A restricted space or area: four huge crates within the compass of the elevator. . Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority: "Lacking a coherent intellectual and moral commitment, [he] was forced to find his compass in personal experience" A synonyms to range . Music . The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing. A synonyms to range
1. A device using a magnetized needle to point to the direction of magnetic north (which is actually a south pole, but that's another story). 2. A device for drawing circles.
The first compass was made out of cork and a piece of metal.
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well the first person to make the compass was the chinese.
yes a compass could be stick to another compass.
Answer 1. Nobody really knows. Many years ago there was a verb in English ; to compass. It had several meanings which included "to measure a distance". Its origin was well …known, from the Latin "to measure a distance by pacing it out". There are several archaic meanings, all of which are now expressed by the verb 'to encompass' q.v. So far so good ; "to compass" has no mystery about it. What nobody can work out is how we got from the verb to the noun. A compass doesn't seem to have any connection with "to include" or "to pace out", and none of the verb meanings have anything to do with direction. Go figure. Answer 2. Additionally: It doesn't have to do with direction. The compass (compasses) is a bi-pole that's why it is defined as "a pair of compasses". It has to do with the line definition (two points define a line). Answer 3. The second answer serves to further confuse a question which already confuses many people. The original answer only answered the question, which was "why is a compass called a compass ?" ; the answer assumed that the questioner knew what a compass was, and dealt only with the etymology of the word. Well, here's the answer to what the original questioner didn't ask. . A compass has everything to do with direction. It is a device to indicate the direction of magnetic north, which navigators or surveyors can correct to true north by using tables of "magnetic variation". Local values of the variation are usually printed on the sides of maps and charts. . A pair of compasses has nothing to do with direction. It is simply a pair of dividers with one of the points replaced by something that draws. It is used to describe an arc or draw a circle. Calling it "a compass" is now such a common solecism that some people don't even know what "a pair of compasses" is. . The compass of something is the range, domain or extent of that something. To understand this meaning exactly look up "encompass" in a good dictionary. To clear the last bit of confusion, two examples . Was the compass swung ? - Has our magnetic compass been adjusted ? . What is the compass of our charts? - What area is covered by them ?
A compass is a non-electrical device that always points to the North Pole using the Earth's magnetic fields. It is used in navigation.
A compass is a navigational device that gives positionalinformation in regards to North, South, East, and West. The firstknown version of this device was created in 206 BC.
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compassion is kindness and mercy also sympathy
No a compass rose is on a map showing all of the Carnal Directions (north South East west) and a Compass is navigational device used to find your direction by using the earths… magnetic poles