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compass rose

[′käm·pəs ‚rōz]
(navigation)
A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions north, south, east, and west, and inscribed on a chart; used for the calibration of compasses on crafts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

compass rose

compass rose
A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed either on a chart or on the ground. See also compass base.
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The map will help you explore the area--if you know how to use a compass rose and a scale of miles.
* Direction: A map's compass rose helps you determine direction.
Example: Using the compass rose, you can see that the New York Stock Exchange is southeast of Ground Zero.
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