Definitions for: Navigation

[n] the work of a sailor
[n] the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
[n] ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"

Webster (1913) Definition: Nav`i*ga"tion, n. [L. navigatio: cf. F.
1. The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in
ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.

(a) the science or art of conducting ships or vessels from
one place to another, including, more especially, the
method of determining a ship's position, course,
distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the
globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.
(b) The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics
of traveling by water; seamanship.

3. Ships in general. [Poetic] --Shak.

A["e]rial navigation, the act or art of sailing or floating
in the air, as by means of ballons; a["e]ronautic.

Inland navigation, Internal navigation, navigation on
rivers, inland lakes, etc.

Synonyms: pilotage, piloting, sailing, seafaring

See Also: astronavigation, cabotage, celestial navigation, dead reckoning, direction, employment, guidance, instrument flying, shipping, steerage, steering, transport, transportation, work

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