compass direction


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compass direction

[′käm·pəs də′rek·shən]
(navigation)
Horizontal direction expressed as angular distance from compass north.
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Chi-square tests were used to compare both the linear distributions of burrows between study sites, and the patterns of compass directions of burrow openings between sites.
For nearly all inhabitants of the peninsula, be 'their' sea in their east, west, or south , any movement on sea or on land which can be associated with following the coastline into a generally northern direction is associated with the term 'going down', while the opposite move is named 'going up' -- just as the sailors of Balobaloang orientate a chart by using south as the 'upper side', placing it according to 'the wind compass direction of south derived from the current direction of the ship', or 'with reference to the indigenous maniang [upward direction] of the island' (p.
The food was located in the same compass direction each day (the actual direction varied between birds), and pigeons were given one (20-trial) session each day, at different times on different days.
To locate another residence down the gravel county road a combination of compass direction, sun cues (if available), distance, time required in walking to the destination, and changes in the gravel (the piling mentioned earlier) will assist in finding a neighbor's lane.
The 40 degree compass direction lies in the direction marked "40" on the protractor.
Nevertheless, the Mercator projection is useful for navigators, because a ship that travels in any constant compass direction moves in a straight line on the Mercator projection but in a curved line on any other type of projection.
Every year, the Tai Sui (the Grand Duke Jupiter) follows the same compass direction as the Year Animal Sign and moves his residence to this new animal sign.
This has finally given us a compass direction, a place we want to send a robot to sample material and bring this stuff back.
First I take my client's date of birth and work out their best compass direction.
Thus, we suggest that compass direction is not an important factor to consider in the placement of nest boxes.
Like a tacking sailboat, the robot can head more-or-less in a chosen compass direction.
AZIM is a proprietary technique that accounts for differences in the velocities of acoustic waves in the subsurface as a function of compass direction, or azimuth.