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

  2. navigationnoun

    Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping

  3. navigationnoun

    A canal

  4. 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

  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

  3. Navigationnoun

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

  4. Navigationnoun

    ships in general

  5. 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. Cui Tiankai:

    This was not a freedom of navigation operation.

  2. Robert Adams:

    The navigation is a skill in itself, I think that's what makes this event so unique, you could be the fastest rider there but if your navigation isn't up to scratch you're not going to do well.

  3. Tony Abbott:

    We both support freedom of navigation by air and by sea in the South China Sea. We both deplore any unilateral change to the status quo. We both think that disputes should be resolved peacefully and in accordance with international law.

  4. Michael Hornberger:

    Current diagnosis of dementia is strongly based on memory symptoms, which we know now are occurring when the disease is quite advanced, instead, emerging evidence shows that subtle spatial navigation and awareness deficits can precede memory symptoms by many years.

  5. Guy Platten:

    Freedom of navigation is vital for global trade and we encourage all nations to uphold this fundamental principle of maritime law.

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