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celestial navigation

noun
1.
navigation by means of observations made of the apparent position of heavenly bodies.
Origin of celestial navigation
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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  • More about this will be mentioned when we come to celestial navigation.

    Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  • A breather, after you've studied the same stuff in celestial navigation.

    Desire No More Algirdas Jonas Budrys
British Dictionary definitions for celestial navigation

celestial navigation

noun
1.
navigation by observation of the positions of the stars Also called astronavigation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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celestial navigation in Science
celestial navigation  
Navigation of a ship or aircraft based on the observed positions of celestial bodies. See more at altazimuth coordinate system.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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