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  1. a magnetic compass shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it
  2. a compass is also a drawing utensil in design and technology that you can use to draw accurate circles. This has been improved by Harriet webster


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What is a compass?

A compass is an instrument for determining direction consisting essentially of a freely suspended magnetic needle that points toward the magnetic north.

What is compassion?

A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is struck by a misfortune

What is compass?

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

What is a compass and what does it do?

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.

Who was compass?

well the first person to make the compass was the chinese.

Why is a compass called a 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 k

What are compasses?

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.

What is the compass?

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