compass rose


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compass rose

n
(Navigation) a circle or decorative device printed on a map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north

compass rose

A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed on an appropriate medium.
Translations
صورَة دائِرَة الأتِّجاهات
směrová růžice kompasu
kompasrose
kompassiruusu
szélrózsa
áttavitarós
smerová ružica
harita üzerindeki pusula dairesi

compass rose

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compass

(ˈkampəs)
noun.
1. an instrument with a magnetized needle, used to find directions. If he had carried a compass he would not have lost his way on the hills.
2. (in plural) an instrument with two movable legs, for drawing circles etc.
3. scope or range.
compass rose
the circular drawing showing directions on a plan or map.
References in classic literature ?
Immediately from different points of the compass rose a horrid semicircle of similar shrieks and screams, punctuated now and again by the blood-curdling cry of a hungry panther.
However the building has now been brought back to its former glory as a bar and grill thanks to Andrew Mcallister and Adrian Gaines, who also own The Clock Tower in Redcar and The Compass Rose in Hartlepool.
As a group, then, egg cases oriented East, SE, South, and SW had the lowest live biomasses and smallest mean numbers of hatchlings (with one exception) but took longer to hatch compared to those in the other half of the compass rose.
Poole will continue to serve as a pension fund trustee and work with the Compass Rose Society, an international charity that supports the work of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion.
Compass Rose Bar & Grill, Wayne Knowles and Linda Knowles filed an application to assume the liquor licenses for Pier Restaurant for the new business, Compass Rose.
one for the removal of four inches of existing asphalt & the installation of four inches of concrete at existing compass rose & another for removal & reinstallation of four ADA compliant ramps.
Since the ship's main dining room, The Compass Rose, has only a limited number of tables for two, and demand for places in its other speciality restaurants Prime Seven and Signatures is so high, Setti Mari offers a welcome extra option for travellers who don't like sharing a table at peak times.
For example, Avidyne's Entegra EHSI shows a dashed gray line from the aircraft's present position symbol to a triangle along the outer edge of the compass rose.
The rest of the students moved to their card's designated position within the compass rose then shared their strategies for finding their position.
The students also had to include two community buildings, a title, and a compass rose.