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Princeton's WordNet

  1. navigability(noun)

    the quality of being suitable for the passage of a ship or aircraft


  1. navigability(Noun)

    the state of being navigable

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigability(noun)

    the quality or condition of being navigable; navigableness

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. navigabilit.]


  1. Navigability

    A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass. Preferably there are few obstructions such as rocks or trees to avoid. Bridges must have sufficient clearance. High water speed may make a channel unnavigable. Waters may be unnavigable because of ice, particularly in winter. Navigability depends on context: A small river may be navigable by smaller craft, such as a motor boat or a kayak, but unnavigable by a cruise ship. Shallow rivers may be made navigable by the installation of locks that increase and regulate water depth, or by dredging.

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