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Nautical Term:

deviation (n)


The difference between the compass indication of a magnetic course and the actual course, usually caused by magnetic influences of the ship, as in: "When changes are made to a ship, it is important to swing the compass and determine if the deviation has changed." Such deflections of the ship`s compass can be determined by swinging the compass.

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compass error (n) swing the compass (v) variation (n)
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