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COMPAS QUART CERCLE [3 records]

Record 1 - external organization data 2017-04-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Compartment – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Museums and Heritage (General)
OBS

quadrant: an item in the "Surveying and Navigational Tools and Equipment" class of the "Tools and Equipment for Science and Technology" category.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tiroir – Nomenclature 4.0
  • Muséologie et patrimoine (Généralités)
OBS

compas quart de cercle : objet de la classe «Équipement de navigation» de la catégorie «Outillage et équipement pour les sciences et la technologie».

Spanish

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Record 2 2011-06-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Measuring Instruments (Engineering)
DEF

A compass having an arc-shaped piece attached to one leg, which passes through the opposite leg and which may be clamped to a desired opening.

OBS

Compass ... often compasses ... (usually used with "pair of").

OBS

Compasses. A pair of compasses is an instrument for drawing circles.

OBS

wing compasses: often confused with "wing dividers" due to similarity in construction.

OBS

Dividers. An instrument used for transferring equal lengths from one point to another on a drawing. Like the compass it has two legs hinged together at one end, but unlike the compass it has both legs pointed.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Instruments scientifiques
  • Instruments de mesure (Ingénierie)
CONT

Compas. Instrument, composé de deux branches articulées, qui sert soit à prendre ou à reporter des mesures, soit à tracer des cercles ou des arcs. Il en existe de nombreux types [dont le] compas à secteur, compas quart-de-cercle, avec arc métallique et vis servant à bloquer l'écartement; [...]

Spanish

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Record 3 1993-03-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Collection Items (Museums and Heritage)
  • Ship Piloting

French

Domaine(s)
  • Objets de collection (Muséologie et Patrimoine)
  • Pilotage des navires

Spanish

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