deviation of the compass

deviation of the compass
deviation of the compass
Departure of the mariner's compass from the magnetic meridian, owing to the ship's magnetism or other local causes
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  • Deviation of the compass — deviation de vi*a tion, n. [LL. deviatio: cf. F. d[ e]viation.] 1. The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deviation of the line of the vertical — deviation de vi*a tion, n. [LL. deviatio: cf. F. d[ e]viation.] 1. The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • deviation — de vi*a tion, n. [LL. deviatio: cf. F. d[ e]viation.] 1. The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deviation of a falling body — deviation de vi*a tion, n. [LL. deviatio: cf. F. d[ e]viation.] 1. The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • compass swinging — A procedure for calculating and correcting for the effects of an aircraft’s magnetic field on its magnetic compass. The aircraft is taken to a designated area where, with all its services that are normally on during a flight, its deviation is… …   Aviation dictionary

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  • compass — compassable, adj. compassless, adj. /kum peuhs/, n. 1. an instrument for determining directions, as by means of a freely rotating magnetized needle that indicates magnetic north. 2. the enclosing line or limits of any area; perimeter: You can… …   Universalium

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