What does navigation mean?

Definitions for navigation
ˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃənnav·i·ga·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word navigation.

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

Wiktionary

  1. navigation(Noun)

    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. navigation(Noun)

    Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping

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

  3. navigation(Noun)

    A canal

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Navigation(noun)

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

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

  4. Navigation(noun)

    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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How to say navigation in sign language?

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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. The Commission:

    The large volume of international maritime trade passing through that area means that freedom of navigation and over flight are of prime importance to the EU, the EU should encourage China to contribute constructively to regional stability ... and support for the rules-based international order.

  2. Jin Park:

    For biological robotics, we can use them as new type ofsensor and activator, in the future, artificial creatures able to perform complex behaviors such as exploration, navigation, and recognition tasks will be developed. We can use these creatures as new types of sensor system for environmental monitoring and so on.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    What we've said to them is that, 'If there are weapons delivered to factions within Yemen that could threaten navigation, that's a problem,' and we're not sending them obscure messages. We send them very direct messages about it.

  4. Defense Secretary James Mattis ':

    Defense Secretary James Mattis ' could point to the FONOPS in the Paracels around five days earlier and say,' We're protecting freedom of navigation in South China Sea like we do around the world'.

  5. Euan Graham:

    It would be more effective to demonstrate broader international concerns if Australia were to assert freedom of navigation under its own political and operational banner and not to ride U.S. coat-tails.

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