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  1. compassesnoun

    Plural form of compass.

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  1. compasses

    A compass, more accurately known as a pair of compasses, is a technical drawing instrument that can be used for inscribing circles or arcs. As dividers, it can also be used as a tool to mark out distances, in particular, on maps. Compasses can be used for mathematics, drafting, navigation and other purposes. Prior to computerization, compasses and other tools for manual drafting were often packaged as a set with interchangeable parts. By the mid-twentieth century, circle templates supplemented the use of compasses. Today those facilities are more often provided by computer-aided design programs, so the physical tools serve mainly a didactic purpose in teaching geometry, technical drawing, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compassesnoun

    an instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compasses in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compasses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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