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compass(
kuhm
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pihs
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (navigation device)
a. la brújula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The variation between what the compass says and true north depends on where you are on the planet.La variación entre lo que indica la brújula y el norte geográfico depende de dónde estés en el planeta.
2. (mathematics)
a. el compás
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She used the compass to draw a circle.Utilizó el compás para dibujar un círculo.
3. (scope)
a. el ámbito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The compass of application of this technique is very broad.El ámbito de aplicación de esta técnica es muy extenso.
b. el alcance
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Sorting out this chaos is beyond my compass.Solucionar este lío está fuera de mi alcance.
4. (boundaries)
a. el perímetro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Within the compass of the downtown area, there are plenty of places to eat.Dentro del perímetro del centro, hay lugares de sobra para comer.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to circle)
a. rodear
The patrol boat compassed the island monitoring activity on its shores.La lancha patrullera rodeó la isla para ver si detectaba cualquier actividad en sus orillas.
6. (to contrive)
a. urdir
The military spent months compassing the downfall of their authoritarian leader.Los militares pasaron meses urdiendo la caída de su autoritario líder.
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compass
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for finding direction)
a. la brújula
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (mathematics)
a.
compassescompás m
a pair of compassesun compás
3. (range)
a. el ámbito m, alcance
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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compass [ˈkʌmpəs]
noun
1 (Náut) etc brújula (f)
2 (Mat) (usu pl) compás (m)
a pair of compasses un compás
3 (range) alcance (m); (area) ámbito (m)
beyond my compass fuera de mi alcance; within the compass of the plan dentro de lo abarcado por el plan
transitive verb
(cover, take in) abarcar; (surround) rodear;
modifier
compass card (n) (Náut) rosa (f) de los vientos
compass course (n) ruta (f) magnética
compass rose (n)
compass card See culture box in entry compass.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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