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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of navigability in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of navigability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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