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compass card[′käm·pəs ‚kärd]
The part of a compass on which the direction graduations are placed, it is usually in the form of a thin disk or annulus graduated in degrees, clockwise from 0° at the reference direction to 360°, and sometimes also in compass points.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A drumlike scale, marked in degrees from 001° to 360°, fastened around the float in an aircraft magnetic compass.
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