What does Navigation mean?

Definitions for Navigation
ˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃənNav·i·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. navigation, pilotage, pilotingnoun

    the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

  2. navigationnoun

    ship traffic

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

  3. seafaring, navigation, sailingnoun

    the work of a sailor

Wiktionary

  1. navigationnoun

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

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

  2. navigationnoun

    Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping

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

  3. navigationnoun

    A canal

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navigationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. navigatio: cf. F. navigation.]

  2. Navigationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. navigatio: cf. F. navigation.]

  3. Navigationnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. navigatio: cf. F. navigation.]

  4. Navigationnoun

    ships in general

    Etymology: [L. navigatio: cf. F. navigation.]

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. navigation

    The art of conducting vessels on the sea, not only by the peculiar knowledge of seamanship in all its intricate details, but also by such a knowledge of the higher branches of nautical astronomy as enables the commander to hit his port, after a long succession of bad weather, and an absence of three or four months from all land. Any man without science may navigate the entire canals of Great Britain, but may be unable to pass from Plymouth to Guernsey.

Editors Contribution

  1. navigation

    The act and process of to navigate.

    Navigation tools and software are very helpful and useful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Navigation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Navigation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Navigation in a Sentence

  1. Console Tleane:

    Whereas there is calm in some hot spots, the navigation of the streets is difficult because of the rubble and the debris.

  2. Alexious Lee:

    China is expected to climb the autonomous technology ladder very quickly, mainly because Chinese companies can access the local navigation satellite system, which gives them an advantage over their international peers.

  3. Matt Meilstrup:

    What we do is... we teach a lot of the practical elements, navigation, the fundamentals of how to combat causalities, how to stay on watches. Really, it’s training our officers to respond to whatever issues they may face in the future.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's amazing that pigeons, lobsters, turtles, and even rats don’t get lost on their way, and unlike humans, they don't need either mapquest or Google Maps or GPS to find their way home. This is because they have built-in GPS within themselves. These animals rely on and leverage Earth’s magnetic field for orientation and navigation. The neural source of magnetic sense in pigeons are now found to be the single cells that encode three key positioning factors: the direction of a magnetic field, its intensity, and its polarity (north or south). It's so amazing. Centuries ago, the pigeons were used in India to send messages across hundreds of miles. By understanding how the pigeons process the computing and mapping in the brain, one day that info can probably be used to imorove the spatial orientation in human brains. And some day in future, we may not need a GPS in the car, because that GPS will be within us, built-in and totally internal to guide us at all times.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Today we live in a society of stupids. We swear by satellite navigation, but doubt the learned & the wise astrologers. We blindly trust the weather forecast, but doubt the vaastu science, when asked to turn our lives sailing mast. We constantly talk about liberation and still believe in creed and caste. Let our perspectives get maximized, wake up to deeper realities and get Mickeymized.

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