compass rose

compass rose
noun Date: circa 1891 a circle graduated to degrees or quarters and printed on a chart to show direction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • compass rose — compass card, circular card attached to the needle of a mariner s compass on which the degrees indicating direction are marked …   English contemporary dictionary

  • compass rose — 1. Navig. a circle divided into 32 points or 360° numbered clockwise from true or magnetic north, printed on a chart or the like as a means of determining the course of a vessel or aircraft. 2. a similar design, often ornamented, used on maps to… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Aviation dictionary

  • compass rose — noun (Navigation) A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed on an appropriate medium …   Wiktionary

  • compass rose —    A symbol typically found on maps; it indicates the direction of north, as well perhaps of others. Also see radial and template …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • compass rose — noun a graduated circle printed on a map or chart from which bearings can be taken …   English new terms dictionary

  • compass rose — /kʌmpəs ˈroʊz/ (say kumpuhs rohz) noun the pattern on a map which functions to show the direction of true north and perhaps magnetic north and which is sometimes elaborated into a complicated and artistic design …   Australian English dictionary

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