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MAGNETIC COMPASS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does magnetic compass mean? 

MAGNETIC COMPASS (noun)
  The noun MAGNETIC COMPASS has 1 sense:

1. compass based on an indicator (as a magnetic needle) that points to the magnetic north

  Familiarity information: MAGNETIC COMPASS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAGNETIC COMPASS (noun)


Sense 1magnetic compass [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compass based on an indicator (as a magnetic needle) that points to the magnetic north

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("magnetic compass" is a kind of...):

compass (navigational instrument for finding directions)

Meronyms (parts of "magnetic compass"):

magnetic needle (a slender magnet suspended in a magnetic compass on a mounting with little friction; used to indicate the direction of the earth's magnetic pole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "magnetic compass"):

compass card; mariner's compass (compass in the form of a card that rotates so that 0 degrees or North points to magnetic north)


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