Navigation. a circle divided into 32 points or 360° numbered clockwise from true or magnetic north, printed on a chart or the like as a means of determining the course of a vessel or aircraft.
a similar design, often ornamented, used on maps to indicate the points of the compass.
a circle or decorative device printed on a map or chart showing the points of the compass measured from true north and usually magnetic north

a symbol on a compass or map that is circular with graded points for the directions; also called rose


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