Another term for compass (sense 1 of the noun).
- A magnetic compass should always point north; a moral compass should always point out what is moral - and immoral.
- Divided into two groups, the contest saw one of the team groups stay at the baseline to help solve the clues while the other group used a magnetic compass to get the right direction.
- Each lava unit was sampled, usually as seven independent cores, drilled over several metres of outcrop using a portable motor and oriented by sun and magnetic compasses.
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Syllabification: mag·net·ic com·pass
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