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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It then proceeded to move out and back from the nest site over the next 15 min, each time on a new compass direction, traveling ca.
Instruments are fairly large and clear and you get air conditioning, six-disc CD/MP3 system and off-road gauges to tell you not only your compass direction but gradient and tip angles.
For each burrow, burrow diameter at its widest point was recorded, as was the compass direction of the burrow opening and the distance to the nearest neighboring active burrow.
The double-cab Thunder is full fitted in leather with big supportive seats and a modern car-like dash bristling with brushed metal and high-end extras like air conditioning, six-disc CD/MP3 system and off-road gauges to tell you not only your compass direction but gradient and inclination angles.
Today with Internet services like MapQuest, you might be able to get along without any sense of compass direction at all, as long as you know right from left--the primary command these services use to explain how to get from one place to another.
Another of our favorite concepts from Michael Porter is that strategic planning is a compass direction and operational planning is a road map.
The azimuth measurement tells the compass direction to the transmitter.
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.