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compass error[′käm·pəs ‚er·ər]
The angle by which a compass direction differs from the true geographical direction; assuming that there is no lubber line error, it is the algebraic sum of the declination, variation, and motion errors.
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The algebraic sum of deviation and variation. Easterly deviations and variations are given a “+” sign, while westerly deviation and variation are given a “−” sign.
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