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compass, dial, meter, gauge, needle

Auslan SignbankDictionary#927 compass
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As a Noun: 1. An instrument that you use for finding directions. It has a dial and a magnetic needle that always points to the north. English = compass. 2. An instrument such as a clock or meter that shows you the amount or measurement of something. English = dial, meter, gauge. 3. On an instrument such as a clock, meter, or compass, the indicator which shows you the time, measurement or direction. English = dial, needle. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To use a compass to determine the direction of north and, hence, the other compass points. 2. Of a dial or gauge, to move to and fro, to oscillate.