Definition:Compass and Straightedge Construction/Also known as

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Compass and Straightedge Construction: Also known as

A compass and straightedge construction has some obvious alternatives:

straightedge and compass construction
compass and straight-edge construction
compass-and-straightedge construction

and so on.

Use whatever you feel comfortable with.

Some sources use the term Euclidean construction.

Some sources use the term Euclidean tools, while others recognize that term but decry it.

Some sources use the word ruler for straightedge, but this can be confused with a device which has markings on it to allow measurement; a true Euclidean straightedge has no such markings.