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The N S W and E are called cardinal points and are always constant. NW, NE, SE, and SW are inter cardinal points and are also always constant The little triangle inbetween tho…se intercardinal points are called secondary intercardinal points. The ring on the outside marks 0-360 those are degrees and are more exact than the cardinal and intercardinal points. The direction you are going is called a heading -MOST COMMON MISTAKE!!! people often think that the direction the arrow points is the direction you are going which is NOT true. [the arrow always points magnetic north (which
Yes. To the extent that the hearers are receptive, compassion can be taught. *Through life experience. There's a saying, that if a person is unkind to a stranger, he's proba…bly never been one himself. It often takes experience to learn compassion. (Proverbs 19:11)(Proverbs 1:3)(Proverbs 14:15) *Through example. God taught his people compassion through example (Matthew 10:29, 31)and personal instruction (Proverbs 19:17)(Leviticus 19:32) Jesus taught with compassion and kindness, and set the example for his disciples(Psalms 103:10-14; 130:3, 4; Isaiah 55:6, 7)(Matthew 4:23)(Exodus 34:6; Luke 1:78) (2Corinthians 1:3)(Isaiah 63:7-9)(Judges 2:11-19) *Through instruction. At Leviticus 19:9, 10 He directed the Israelites to leave crops in the field for those less fortunate to 'gleen'.(Colossians 3:12)Romans 12:15
"Boxing the compass" is the act of reciting the 32 principal points of the compass. It was a necessary skill of all mariners before the mid1930's. Up until this time, ship's o…fficers would give the helmsman orders to "steer south-east by south" for example. On board a modern ship, the equivalent order would be "steer one-four-six degrees." So, to box the compass, start at north and work clock-wise. North, north by east, north-northeast, north-east by north, north-east, northeast by east, east-northeast, east by north, east, east by south, east-southeast, southeast by east, southeast, southeast by south, south-southeast, south by east south, south by west, south-southwest, southwest by south, southwest, southwest by west, west-southwest, west by south west, west by north, west-northwest, northwest by west, northwest, northwest by north, north-northwest, north by west, north. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 151.88° | 157.50° | 163.12° / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / NNW / NbW /
A compass cutter is a tool used to cut a circle out of different types of material, such as matte board for framing pictures, etc.
A compass is an instrument for determining direction consisting essentially of a freely suspended magnetic needle that points toward the magnetic north.
A plotting compass is a small magnet which is suspended and is free to rotate. When it is near a magnet, the compass will always point in a particular direction (the north pol…e's direction) becasue of the force of the magnetic field.
A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is struck by a misfortune
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 k…nown, 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 examplesWas the compass swung ? - Has our magnetic compass been adjusted ?What is the compass of our charts? - What area is covered by them ?
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
yes a compass could be stick to another compass.
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.
The original purpose of the magnetic compass was to help sailors to know which direction they should point their ships while they were sailing beyond the sight of land. On th…e open sea, you need some way of figuring out where you are and in which direction your destination lies, since the sea is relatively featureless and looks pretty much the same everywhere.
A compass is a navigational device that gives positional information in regards to North, South, East, and West. The first known version of this device was created in 206 …BC.