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コンパス (for drafting): Two kinds of compasses.
 
コンパス (for navigation): A simple dry magnetic portable compass.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kompas.[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

コンパス ‎(romaji konpasu)

  1. a compass or pair of compasses, as used in drafting to draw a circle or mark out distance
  2. the length of one's stride
  3. a mariner's compass, as used to find magnetic north

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (for drafting): ぶん回 (ぶんまわし, ​bunmawashi)
  • (stride): 歩幅 (ほはば, ​hohaba)
  • (magnetic compass): 羅針盤 (らしんばん, ​rashinban), 羅針儀 (らしんぎ, ​rashingi), 羅盤 (らばん, ​raban)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. 3.0 3.1 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0