navigation by means of observations made of the apparent position of heavenly bodies.
Words nearby celestial navigation
Origin of celestial navigation
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for celestial navigation
navigation by observation of the positions of the starsAlso called: astronavigation
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Scientific definitions for celestial navigation
Navigation of a ship or aircraft based on the observed positions of celestial bodies. See more at altazimuth coordinate system.
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