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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 four main points on a compass are called?
Cardinal directions, and they are north, south, east, and west.  wiki.answers.com
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A standard compass face has a magnetic red needle and shows the 4 cardinal points and degree markings!  www.kgbanswers.com
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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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