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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
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compass rose

A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed on an appropriate medium.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations
صورَة دائِرَة الأتِّجاهات
směrová růžice kompasu
kompasrose
kompassiruusu
szélrózsa
áttavitarós
smerová ružica
harita üzerindeki pusula dairesi

compass rose

nWindrose f
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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.
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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.
According to the "Mapping the Philippine Seas" catalogue, produced by the Philippine Map Collectors Society, the map "shows coasts, towns and interior topography, and is also a sea chart with a stylized sun as the center point and four compass roses at the cardinal points of the hidden circle formed by intersecting rhumb lines.
Older maps, he noted, have 'decorative compass roses and allegorical figures like mermaids and sea monsters, saints and cherubs, flora and fauna, natives and their boats.'
The most common images used in these designs include stars, compass roses, stylized birds, hearts, tulips or geometric shapes.
The Art of the Map contains ample examples of compass roses and wind faces; of ships at sea and denizens of the deep; of plants and animals; and of human achievements.
Besides, it's fun to peer into the crystal ball of multiple compass roses and cryptic needles to extract a navigation solution that actually works.
My own past forays have tracked such shapes as hollow squares, compass roses, and word lattices.
All the others are decorated and embellished in the finest portolan-chart style, with criss-cross lines radiating from elaborate compass roses, many ports and other localities marked along the coasts but few inland features shown.
A series of compass roses is displayed, one for each arrow style used.
Maria of Portugal, Dalila Rodrigues on Italian influences on Portuguese painting in the early sixteenth century, Sandra Sider on ma nneristic style in compass roses on portolan maps, T.
Compass roses were invented by Christopher McManus in W2003-231.