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Compass Points [Astro*Index]

The four cardinal points of the compass, north, south, east, and west. A compass card (or compass rose) is attached to the needle of a mariner's compass and displays 32 'points' of the full circle, each point equal to 11.25°.

See also:
♦ North Point


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