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compass/ˈkʌmpəs/noun
pluralcompasses
compass
/ˈkʌmpəs/
noun
pluralcompasses
Learner's definition of COMPASS  
[count] : a device that is used to find direction by means of a needle that always points north
[count] : something that helps a person make choices about what is right, effective, etc.
[count] 
: a tool that consists of two pointed sticks joined at the top and that is used for measuring distances— often plural
   b : a tool that consists of a pen or pencil attached to a pointed stick and that is used for drawing circles
[noncount] : a specialized area of knowledge, skill, experience, etc.— often used after beyond or within
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