navigation

[ nav-i-gey-shuh n ]
/ ˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act or process of navigating.
the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, or guided missile.

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Origin of navigation

1520–30; < Latin nāvigātiōn- (stem of nāvigātiō) a voyage. See navigate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM navigation

nav·i·ga·tion·al, adjectivemis·nav·i·ga·tion, nounnon·nav·i·ga·tion, nounre·nav·i·ga·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for navigation

navigation
/ (ˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of navigation

navigational, adjective
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