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What is a compass point called?

Compass points are officially known as cardinal points. They are North, South, East and West. They are the general points of direction used all over the world.
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What are the points on the compass called?
The uppermost one is called North (N) The lowest one is called South (S) The easternmost one is called East (E) The westernmost one is called West (W)  wiki.answers.com
What is the point of a compass called?
The pointing device on a compass is called a needle. There are Cardinal  www.chacha.com
What are compasses with two points called?
They are called 'dividers' They are not really compasses at all since they are intended for measuring distances on maps etc, but your description certainly is valid for pointing us to what you need to know.  answers.yahoo.com
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