verb (used with object), cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ed, cir·cum·nav·i·gat·ing.
Origin of circumnavigate
Related formscir·cum·nav·i·ga·ble [sur-kuh m-nav-i-guh-buh l] /ˌsɜr kəmˈnæv ɪ gə bəl/, adjectivecir·cum·nav·i·ga·tion, nouncir·cum·nav·i·ga·tor, nouncir·cum·nav·i·ga·to·ry [sur-kuh m-nav-i-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌsɜr kəmˈnæv ɪ gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
Examples from the Web for circumnavigation
The only way whereby this could be accomplished was by a circumnavigation of the Continent of Africa.
It must be remembered that he was twice to see the king, once on his tour of circumnavigation, and then after he had completed it.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
While Banks searched for insects and plants, Cook sat writing up his Journal of the circumnavigation.A Book of Discovery|Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The discovery of the line of no magnetic variation, which, as we shall see, eventually led to the circumnavigation of the earth.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
By the union of these two parties, the circumnavigation of Lake Michigan had been completely made.