Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | compas 'measure, circle, compass', from compasser 'to measure', from Vulgar Latin compassare 'to measure by walking', from Latin com- ( COM-) + passus ( PACE^{1}) |

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comâ€§pass

1 [countable]DLO an instrument that shows directions and has a needle that always points north : ** compass points/points of the compass** (=the marks on a compass that show you north, south, east, west etc)

a map and compass

2 [countable] also compassesHMSG a V-shaped instrument with one sharp point and a pen or pencil at the other end, used for drawing circles or measuring distances on maps

3 [uncountable] formal the area or range of subjects that someone is responsible for or that is discussed in a book

Definition of compass from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MATHS

the topic MATHS

angle
arc
area
axis
base
C
calculator
constant
contain
cos
curve
cut
diameter
dimension
domain
equal(a)
equal(v)
express
expression
face
figure
formula
function
graph
grid
log
math
mathematics
matrix
mean
minute
multiply
N
number
parallel
percentage
pi
plane
plus(n)
plus(a)
plus sign
power
proof
ratio
root
scale
section
segment
solid(a)
solid(n)
solution
solve
square(a)
square(n)
square(v)
square(a)
sum
term
value
variable
vector
vertical
volume
work
X

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