Definitions for navigationˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nav•i•ga•tionˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of navigating.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, spacecraft, etc.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of navigation:

1520–30; < L nāvigātiō a voyage. See navigate , -tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. navigation, pilotage, piloting(noun)

    the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

  2. navigation(noun)

    ship traffic

    "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"

  3. seafaring, navigation, sailing(noun)

    the work of a sailor

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. navigation(noun)ˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən

    the act or skill of navigating

    navigation through dangerous waters; the pilots skilled navigation


  1. navigation(Noun)

    The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or a spaceship

  2. navigation(Noun)

    Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping

  3. navigation(Noun)

    A canal

  4. Origin: From navigationem, accusative singular of navigatio, from navigatus, perfect passive participle of navigo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigation(noun)

    the act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable

  2. Navigation(noun)

    the science or art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another, including, more especially, the method of determining a ship's position, course, distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy

  3. Navigation(noun)

    the management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship

  4. Navigation(noun)

    ships in general


  1. Navigation

    Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. The field of navigation includes four general categories: land navigation, marine navigation, aeronautic navigation, and space navigation. It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator's position compared to known locations or patterns. Navigation, in a broader sense, can refer to any skill or study that involves the determination of position and direction. In this sense, navigation includes orienteering and pedestrian navigation. For information about different navigation strategies that people use, visit human navigation.

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the art or skill of navigating.

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