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magnetic compass

Syllabification: mag·net·ic com·pass

Definition of magnetic compass in English:

noun

Another term for compass (sense 1) of the noun).
Example sentences
  • 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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