what is a compass

There are 2 types of compass:- 1. an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.
2. an instrument for drawing circles and arcs and measuring distances between points, consisting of two arms linked by a movable joint, one arm ending in a point and the other usually carrying a pencil or pen.

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Compass is an instrument which helps to find out the cardinal points(north,south,eat,west).
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