magnetic compass


Definition of magnetic compass

  1. :  a device that is used to find direction by means of a needle that always points north

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  possessing an extraordinary power or ability to attract

    :  of or relating to a magnet or to magnetism

    :  of, relating to, or characterized by the earth's magnetism

  1. :  a magnetic substance

  1. :  to devise or contrive often with craft or skill :  plot

    :  encompass

    :  bring about, achieve

  1. :  boundary, circumference

    :  a circumscribed space

    :  range, scope

  1. :  forming a curve :  curved

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