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British English: /ˈkʌmpəs/
American English: /ˈkəmpəs/

Translation of compass in German:

noun in pl.

  • 1[a pair of] compasses
    ein Zirkel
  • 4 (extent)
    Gebiet, das
    [figurative] (scope) Rahmen, der
    beyond the compass of the human mind
    jenseits des menschlichen Fassungsvermögens
    in a small compass
    im kleinen Rahmen
  • 5 (Music)
    (of instrument) Tonraum, der
    (of voice) Umfang, der

transitive verb

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