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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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. 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.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Here at this summit, we can advance our shared vision of a regional order where international rules and norms, including freedom of navigation, are upheld and where disputes are resolved through peaceful, legal means.

  3. Stephan Gerling:

    Normally, well-trained crew members should see manipulation in navigation systems by a cyber-attack, that's the theory. In practice, what happens when a ship is on autopilot at 1 a.m. ? Hmm.

  4. Connie Wang:

    Many animals use the Earths magnetic field for navigation, theres such a wide range of creatures that have this sense that we think humans, at least, have some remnants of this sense, even if we dont use it so much in our daily lives anymore.

  5. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    The Persian Gulf is our lifeline ... We will respect international navigation, for us, freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf is a must.

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