Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

celestial navigation

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. navigation by means of observations made of the apparent position of heavenly bodies.

Origin of celestial navigation

First recorded in 1935–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for celestial navigation

celestial navigation

noun
  1. navigation by observation of the positions of the starsAlso called: astronavigation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

celestial navigation in Science

celestial navigation

  1. 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 Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.