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Compass - A compass is an orientation and navigation instrument based on the principle of planetary magnetism. The needle of a compass always points to the north magnetic pole. Since many people find it difficult to interpret the information given by a compass, and due to the fact that it suffers from frequent errors caused by different factors that are not easily controlled by novice users, compasses are frequently supplemented or supplanted by other instruments such as his or GPS receivers.


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Origin of the term - English.


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