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Navigating Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Navigating Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Navigate \Nav"i*gate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Navigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Navigating.] [L. navigatus, p. p. of navigare, v.t. & i.; navis ship + agere to move, direct. See Nave, and Agent.] To joirney by water; to go in a vessel or ship; to perform the duties of a navigator; to use the waters as a highway or channel for commerce or communication; to sail. The Phenicians navigated to the extremities of the Western Ocean. --Arbuthnot.

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Navigating Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Navigation is how ships or aircraft find their way from one place to another. The word navigation came from the word "navgatih" from the language of Sanskrit. Latin language word navis means ship; navigation is literally "art of ship mastery".

One type of navigation was made by the Polynesians and is called Polynesian Navigation. They used different things found all around us to find their way from place to place. For example:

Likewise, the Scandinavians developed a skill of following the stars in the night at sea. The Scandinavian seafarers, Vikings, who lived at North, knew that the star called Polaris stays always put and points to north. They knew always that north is where the Polaris is. They would then know the latitude by measuring the angle between Polaris and horizon. They also used animals, especially birds, to know if land was nearby. They also knew that specific kind of clouds form near land and waves are different near land than at high seas.

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