- the act or process of navigating.
- the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, or guided missile.
Origin of navigation
Related Words for navigationexploration, shipping, boating, voyage, flying, aeronautics, seafaring, seamanship, sailing, yachting, steerage, pilotage, steering, piloting, navigating, voyaging
Examples from the Web for navigation
Contemporary Examples of navigation
The flight management computers include the navigation data programmed for every flight.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014
December 29, 2014
Finally, traveling at speeds of up to 3.6 miles per second makes guidance, navigation, and control tricky problems.Death at Five Times the Speed of Sound
June 23, 2014
He envisions an Asia “where,” as he told the Australian parliament, “commerce and freedom of navigation are not impeded.”Is Obama’s Asia Pivot More Than Talk?
April 26, 2014
All these airports are in the process of upgrading their navigation aids to future international standards.The Worst Place in the World for MH370 to Go Missing
April 5, 2014
The disciplines being used are drawn from mathematics, navigation, and communication.The New Fear of Flying After MH370
March 31, 2014
Historical Examples of navigation
This is another of the peculiarities of aerial construction and navigation.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The navigation did not absolutely close, notwithstanding, until December.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
It commanded the river in a rapid and difficult part of the navigation.
Accordingly orders were given to enforce the Navigation Act.
Numbers of the Egyptian villages were seen in the navigation of the river.
- the skill or process of plotting a route and directing a ship, aircraft, etc, along it
- the act or practice of navigatingdredging made navigation of the river possible
- US rare ship traffic; shipping
- Midland English dialect an inland waterway; canal
1530s, from Middle French navigation (14c.) or directly from Latin navigationem (nominative navigatio) "a sailing, navigation, voyage," noun of action from past participle stem of navigare "to sail, sail over, go by sea, steer a ship," from navis "ship" (see naval) + root of agere "to drive" (see act (n.)).