magnetic compass

/mægˌnɛtɪk ˈkʌmpəs/ (say mag.netik 'kumpuhs)

noun
a compass consisting of a magnetic needle which acts itself along the lines of the earth's magnetic field and thus indicates the direction of the earth's magnetic poles.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • magnetic compass — n. An device using a magnet (such as a magnetic needle) to indicate the direction of magnetic north. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnetic compass — n. an instrument for indicating geographical directions magnetically, as by the action of the earth s magnetic field on a MAGNETIC NEEDLE …   English World dictionary

  • magnetic compass — noun compass based on an indicator (as a magnetic needle) that points to the magnetic north • Hypernyms: ↑compass • Hyponyms: ↑compass card, ↑mariner s compass • Part Meronyms: ↑magnetic needle * * * magˌnetic ˈcompass …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnetic compass — magnetinis kompasas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas, kuriame yra laisvai kabantis magnetinis elementas, rodantis Žemės magnetinio lauko horizontaliojo sando kryptį stebėjimo taške. atitikmenys: angl. magnetic… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic compass — magnetinis kompasas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Kompasas, kurio veikimas pagrįstas magnetinės rodyklės pasisukimu išilgai magnetinio dienovidinio; rodo kryptį iš pietų į šiaurę. Magnetinis kompasas netikslus, prastai veikia šalia… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic compass — magnetinis kompasas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. magnetic compass vok. Magnetkompaß, m rus. магнитный компас, m pranc. compas magnétique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • magnetic compass — magnetinis kompasas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Prietaisas, kurio pagrindas – laisvai judantis ant ašies magnetinis elementas, rodantis Žemės magnetinio lauko horizontaliosios dedamosios kryptį stebėjimo taške. atitikmenys: angl. magnetic …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • magnetic compass — a compass having a magnetized needle generally in line with the magnetic poles of the earth. * * * …   Universalium

  • magnetic compass — A compass that acquires its directive force from the attraction of the horizontal component of the earth’s magnetic field. The simplest type is a magnetized needle or a sensing element free to turn with a minimum of friction in any horizontal… …   Aviation dictionary

  • magnetic compass — noun An instrument containing a freely suspended magnetic element which displays the direction of the horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field at the point of observation …   Wiktionary

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