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An instrument used in Euclidean geometry and technical draftsmanship to measure off distances and to draw circles or parts thereof. A compass whose legs are tipped by sharp points is called a divider, the term compass (or pair of compasses) being usually reserved for instruments with one leg tipped by a pen or pencil.


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