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Nautical Term:

compass error (n)

Definition:

The total of all factors which might cause a particular compass to show inaccurate readings. Those factors are variation and deviation, and the navigator must make corrections for these known inaccuracies when calculating a magnetic steering course.

Read also:

deviation (n) deviation card (n) variation (n)
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