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Definitions of compass:
  • noun:   navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun:   drafting instrument used for drawing circles
  • noun:   the limit of capability
    Example: "Within the compass of education"
  • noun:   an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
    Example: "Within the compass of this article"
  • verb:   bring about; accomplish
    Example: "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"
  • verb:   travel around, either by plane or ship
    Example: "We compassed the earth"
  • verb:   get the meaning of something

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