(Latin: step, stepping)
2. With rapid movements.
3. Etymology: derived from Old English, an, "on"; a-, "on" + pace, "a step", from Old French pas, from Latin passus, "a step"; literally, the past participle of pandere, "to stretch (the leg), to spread out"; also related to Greek, petalon, "a leaf".
2. Another device; such as, a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic directions.
3. The extent within limits; an area; a reach; a scope: "He is working within the compass of the current economic situation; so, it is not possible to increase spending for such a project."
4. A hinged instrument for drawing circles and arcs, with one leg ending in a point used as the pivot and the other ending in a pencil or pen that traces a curve as it is turned.
5. Etymology: "space, area, extent, circumference"; from Old French compas, "circle, radius, pair of compasses"; from compasser, "to go around, to measure, to divide equally"; from Vulgar Latin compassare, "to pace out"; from Latin com-, "together" + passus, "a step".
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2. A north-seeking form of gyroscope used as a directional reference in navigation.
3. A navigational compass containing a gyroscope rotor, that, when adjusted for the latitude and speed of the vessel or aircraft, indicates the direction of true north along the surface of the earth or communicates this information to one or more gyro repeaters.
It was impossible to read Eric's impassible expression at the news of the efforts of his friends to cross the impassable mountain pass during the winter.
2. A road with only one way in; a dead-end street; a blind alley: The Smith family lived in an impasse, and they had to turn their car around and go out in the same manner as they came in!
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2. Inaccessible to harm or pain.
3. Not to be touched or moved to passion or sympathy.
4. Unfeeling, or not showing feeling.
5. Without sensation.
6. Not susceptible to or not capable of feeling physical pain or injury.
2. Not subject to injury from external things.