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Definition of Compass rose

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compass card, circular card attached to the needle of a mariner's compass on which the degrees indicating direction are marked
Compass rose Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
A circle, graduated in degrees, printed on some charts or marked on the ground at an airport. It is used as a reference to either true or magnetic direction. (FAA4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Compass rose Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) A graduated circle, usually marked in degrees, indicating directions and printed or inscribed on an appropriate medium.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Compass rose Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A compass rose, sometimes called a windrose, or Rose of the Winds, is a figure on a compass, map, nautical chart, or monument used to display the orientation of the cardinal directions: North, East, South, and West—and their intermediate points. It is also the term for the graduated markings found on the traditional magnetic compass. Today, the idea of a compass rose is found on, or featured in, almost all navigation systems, including nautical charts, non-directional beacons (NDB), VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) systems, global-positioning systems (GPS), and similar equipment.

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