deadbeat compass

deadbeat compass

[′ded‚bēt ′käm·pəs]
(navigation)
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aperiodic compass

A compass that, after being deflected, returns by one direct movement to its proper reading and without any oscillations. This is a compass without any period. Also called a deadbeat compass.
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