compass

  • 1 Compass — Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s journey …

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  • 2 COMPASS — is an acronym for COMP rehensive ASS embler. COMPASS is a macro assembly language on Control Data Corporation s 3000 series, and on the 60 bit CDC 6000 series, 7600 and Cyber 70 and 170 series mainframe computers.There are two flavors of COMPASS… …

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  • 3 Compass — steht für Compass (Satellitennavigation) der Name des chinesischen Satellitennavigationssystems Compass Group ein britisches Nahrungsmittelunternehmen COMPASS Experiment ein Detektor am Teilchenbeschleuniger SPS COMPASS 1 ein von Studenten… …

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  • 4 Compass — Com pass (k[u^]m pas), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compassed} (k[u^]m past); p. pr. & vb. n. {Compassing}.] [F. compasser, LL. compassare.] 1. To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of. [1913 Webster] Ye shall compass the city seven times.… …

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  • 5 COMPASS — steht für Compass (Satellitennavigation) der Name des chinesischen Satellitennavigationssystems COMPASS Experiment ein Detektor am Teilchenbeschleuniger SPS COMPASS 1 ein von Studenten entwickelter Kleinsatellit Kinder und Jugend… …

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  • 6 compass — [n] boundary, periphery ambit, area, bound, circle, circuit, circumference, circumscription, confines, domain, enclosure, environs, expanse, extent, field, limit, limitation, orbit, perimeter, precinct, purlieus, purview, radius, range, reach,… …

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  • 7 compass — vb 1 *surround, environ, encircle, circle, encompass, hem, gird, girdle, ring Analogous words: *enclose, envelop: confine, circumscribe, restrict (see LIMIT) 2 gain, attain, achieve, *reach Analogous words: effect, fulfill, accomplish, * …

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  • 8 compass — [kum′pəs; ] also [ käm′pəs] vt. [ME compassen < OFr compasser, to go around < VL * compassare < L com , together + passus, a step: see PACE1] 1. Archaic to go around; make a circuit of 2. ENCOMPASS (sense 1) 3. to grasp mentally;… …

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  • 9 compass — index blockade (enclosure), boundary, caliber (measurement), capacity (maximum), circumscribe (surround by boundary) …

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  • 10 compass — ► NOUN 1) an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it. 2) (also compasses) an instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two… …

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  • 11 Compass — This article is about the direction finding instrument used in navigation. For other uses, see Compass (disambiguation). A simple dry magnetic pocket compass …

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  • 12 compass — compassable, adj. compassless, adj. /kum peuhs/, n. 1. an instrument for determining directions, as by means of a freely rotating magnetized needle that indicates magnetic north. 2. the enclosing line or limits of any area; perimeter: You can… …

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  • 13 Compass — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Compass est le mot anglais pour boussole et également compas. Le nom Compass peut faire référence à : Compass Group, une multinationale britannique… …

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  • 14 compass — com|pass [ˈkʌmpəs] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: compas measure, circle, compass , from compasser to measure , from Vulgar Latin compassare to measure by walking , from Latin com ( COM ) + passus ( PACE1)] 1.) an instrument that shows …

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  • 15 compass — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ digital, magnetic VERB + COMPASS ▪ use ▪ check COMPASS + VERB ▪ show sth …

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  • 16 compass — n. & v. n. 1 (in full magnetic compass) an instrument showing the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it. 2 (usu. in pl.) an instrument for taking measurements and describing circles, with two arms connected at one end by a movable… …

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  • 17 compass — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French cumpasser to measure, from Vulgar Latin *compassare to pace off, from Latin com + passus pace Date: 14th century 1. to devise or contrive often with craft or skill ; plot <… …

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  • 18 compass — Synonyms and related words: Gyrosin compass, Johansson block, RDF, T square, accept, accomplish, achieve, acquire, aesthetic distance, alentours, ambience, ambit, amount, annex, attain, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, border line,… …

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  • 19 compass — n. 1) to box the compass 2) to read a compass 3) a magnetic; mariner s compass * * * [ kʌmpəs] mariner s compass a magnetic to box the compass to read a compass …

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  • 20 compass — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. encompass, bound, surround, define, encircle; beset, besiege; reach, accomplish, effect. n. bounds, extent, scope, area, circumference, range; gamut; needle (naut.). See direction, limit, circuit,… …

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