In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1magnetic compassbrújula femeninocompás masculinoradio compass — radiocompás masculino
- the points of the compass — los puntos cardinales
- before noun compass course — rumbo magnético
- As a result of globalisation, many states appear to have mislaid their maps, compasses and direction-finding instruments, even the will to set a course.
- Point the binos in any direction and a digital compass takes a bearing.
- Then, using an electronic compass and ultrasonic sensors, it cuts the area about 10 times, ensuring a minimum of missed patches.
- Yet there are more than two directions on a compass.
- A magnetometer is a device that, like the magnet of a compass, reacts to changes in the earth's magnetic field.
- This is easily determined by holding a compass near the magnet to determine if the strength of the magnet overrides the magnetic force of the poles.
- It got me puzzling about the points of the compass.
- During the Cold War, nuclear danger grew to threaten all points of the compass.
- These are works of dry stone masonry meticulously assembled, some aligned directly with points of the compass.
- You look around at the highest peaks of the Rockies, and you're at the water epicenter of North America, where the glaciers and rivers flow to all points of the compass.
- American roads also frustrated the traveller seeking to move diagonally rather than according to the four cardinal points of the compass.
- Often we look to the church as a moral compass for direction.
- Through binoculars they're visible at all points of the compass; gawky, fragile, birdlike skeletons of metal hauling skywards monstrous slabs of concrete and steel.
- While sipping hot tea, I tweak my compass declination and draw bearing lines on our map.
- Sailors have been comparing their compasses, which show magnetic north, to the sun and stars, which show true north, for many centuries and noting the results in logs stretching back to the year 1590.
- Letters continued to stream in from all points of the compass - 538 of them in a single day, with the temperature steadily mounting.
- If we were born with magnetic detectors, the compass would never have been invented, because we wouldn't need one.
- This finding strengthened the idea that pigeons unable to see the sun rely on the earth's magnetic field as a compass.
- South is the least trustworthy direction on a compass.
- Before long, my sense of bush direction usurped the compass.
2Matemáticascompás masculinouse a compass or use compasses / a pair of compasses to draw it — dibújalo con un compás
- Discover that despite the aid of pairs of compasses, scissors and anything else you consider useful, the most you can get in before it breaks is about 1 cm.
- In fact, the Golden Section is likely to turn up fairly frequently in any design derived from the square and developed by applying a pair of compasses.
- In 1563, at the age of 17, Tycho observed a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn using a simple pair of compasses held close to his eye to measure the angle between the two planets on successive nights as the conjunction approached.
- The men lever the women into the air or slide them on pointe across the stage, their legs as rigid as a pair of compasses.
- A pair of compasses was adjusted to roughly the right size radius.
- Gauss had stated that the problems of duplicating a cube and trisecting an angle could not be solved with ruler and compasses but he gave no proofs.
- Postulate she puts those on with a pair of compasses.
- She extended the callipers like a pair of compasses preparing to plot the landmarks on his face.
- Some secondary admissions policies are geographically based literally a map and a pair of compasses; others put loyalty to local feeder schools first.
- A major step forward in proving that the circle could not be squared using ruler and compasses occurred in 1761 when Lambert proved that p was irrational.
- It is wonderfully satisfying to make these pictures by hand, patiently, with pencil and paper, compass and straightedge.
- We can do this using compasses for drawing circles and a set-square for drawing lines at right-angles to other lines, and we don't need a ruler at all for measuring lengths!
- Roughly, one measures everything with a ruler and compass and sets things up according to strict astrological correspondences.
- We had some sturdy white board behind a cabinet, so I brought that out for him, along with a compass, yardstick, pencil, glue, and Exacto knife.
- She cleared her pens into a neon pink pencil case and put her compass carefully back in her box of mathematical tools.
- Some came armed with T-scales, drawing boards, protractors and compasses.
- Using a compass to create hundreds of circles in delicate works on paper, Hesse carried Minimalist repetition and seriality to the point of obsession.
- Set the points of a pencil compass to the width of the widest gap between the counter top and the wall.
- Underneath is a cloaked and bearded figure on all fours with a pair of compasses in one hand.
- In the first plate of Europe, Urizen is portrayed majestically as an aged, Newtonian figure leaning down from the sun with a great pair of compasses to create the world.
3formal(limits, scope)alcance masculinoit falls within the compass of the board — cae dentro de la competencia de la junta
- As philosophers or historians we treat the datum as something impersonal to be brought within the compass of our own world of thought.
- Within the relatively narrow compass of Northumberland and Durham - as it must seem to us today - it might even be said that he was a great one.
- Complete achievement of these objectives within the compass of one individual lifetime is never possible, of course, but that is not the point.
- She was high in her praise of the level of organisation of last year's training sessions and suggests that reaching the decider this year is well within the compass of the minors.
- The question is whether that school falls within the compass of this particular legislation.
- Within the compass of these measurements, every outcome is inevitable.
- Extending the photograph beyond the compass of the glance into a continuum, he presents more information than a single frame could be expected to contain.
- It is, almost, within the compass of our understanding.
- Did such matters fall within the compass of judicial review at all?
- The car stopped further back on North Terrace, probably not within the compass of the map, but at best somewhere towards that very far left-hand side of the map.
- The needs and expectations of the enquiring traveller change rapidly and it would be impossible to meet them all within the compass of single volumes.
- Sometimes the facts of a case may fall within the compass of both constructive and gross negligence manslaughter so that a verdict of manslaughter may be available on either of those grounds.
- Within the compass of faith the whole of life - indeed the whole of the universe - is embraced.
- No. 1 presents to us a good specimen of a general servant, one who will do anything within the compass of her capacities.
- To absorb 5,000 years of a country's rich cultural past within the compass of seven days, was like delving into a honeypot and emerging in a daze.
- By ‘science’ he means ‘all that can fall within the compass of human understanding’.
- Yet the moral of the book may be expressed within the compass of a single phrase - too much intelligence, and not enough brains.
- Can 2,000 years of church history be recorded within the compass of 200 pages?
- All of this, he believed, falls within the compass of science.
- We even relocate daybreak and sunset, which, one might surmise, are logical ways to determine the beginning and end of a given day, within the compass of clock-time.
- The matter is totally within the compass of the jury's jurisdiction to determine.
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