Definitions for navigationˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən
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navigation, pilotage, piloting(noun)
the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
"the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
seafaring, navigation, sailing(noun)
the work of a sailor
The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or a spaceship
Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping
Origin: From navigationem, accusative singular of navigatio, from navigatus, perfect passive participle of navigo.
the act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable
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
the management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship
ships in general
Origin: [L. navigatio: cf. F. 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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This was not a Freedom of Navigation operation.
This was not a freedom of navigation operation.
We've got to maintain freedom of navigation of the seas and in the air.
Muddy waters should never prevent proper navigation of the ship or the spirit.
We have forces deployed throughout the region to demonstrate the United States commitment to freedom of navigation.
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Translations for navigation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Navigation, SchifffahrtGerman
- navigazione, nauticaItalian
- пловидба, навигацијаMacedonian
- navigatie, scheepvaartDutch
- плавание, мореплавание, навигацияRussian
- luftfart, sjöfart, lufttrafik, sjötrafik, navigeringSwedish
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