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compass meaning

[ 'kʌmpəs ]   Pronunciation:
Synonyms of "compass""compass" in a sentence
  • Noun: compass  kúmpus
    1. Navigational instrument for finding directions 
    2. An area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
      "within the compass of this article"
      - scope, range, reach, orbit, ambit 
    3. The limit of capability
      "within the compass of education"
      - range, reach, grasp 
    4. Drafting instrument used for drawing circles
    Verb: compass  kúmpus
    1. Travel around, either by plane or ship
      "We compassed the earth"
      - circumnavigate 
    2. Get the meaning of something
      - grok [N. Amer], get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, apprehend 
    3. [archaic] Bring about; accomplish
      "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"

    Derived forms: compassing, compasses, compassed

    Type of: accomplish, achieve, attain, capability, capableness, circle, drafting instrument, extent, navigational instrument, potentiality, reach, understand

    Encyclopedia: Compass

  • [Architecture]

    An instrument for drawing circles, measuring the distance between two points, etc.; consists of two pointed legs, movable on a joint or pivot, usually made so that one of the points can be detached for the insertion of a pen, extension, etc.


  • [Defence]
    common operational modeling, planning, and simulation strategy; Computerized Movement Planning and Status System

  • [Electronics]
    1. Any of several instruments for determining direction on the earth’s surface [e.g., magnetic (mariner’s) compass and gyrocompass].
    2. A radio direction finder.
    3. An instrument for drawing circles.

  • [Engineering]
    An instrument for indicating a horizontal reference direction relative to the earth.

  • [Computer]
    COMPrehensive ASSembler.

    The assembly language on CDC computers.
  • Keep your desires within compass.
  • He checked his compass and set off.
  • This compass serves as a protractor.
  • Observation was enabled to compass its vastness.
  • He went to all lengths to compass his purpose ..
  • He had checked it with his compass.
  • His book presents the subject in a small compass.
  • The compass made possible navigation out of sight of land.
  • He did not need a compass to tell him where south-west was.
  • He speaks within compass.
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