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Navigation Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


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

Definitions from Wiktionary


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

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Navigation 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. The Latin language word navis means ship; navigation is literally "art of ship mastery". The word is also used as a metaphor for 'finding one's way'. Today it also means knowing where to go when traveling on land.

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 across large areas of open ocean. Other early people also learned how to travel large distances using the natural world. For example:



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Navigation Sample Sentences in News


  • Nokia's navigation service Here comes to Samsung smartwatch and Galaxy
    Samsung has partnered with Nokia to bring navigation service Here to its new smartwatch and Galaxy Android phones. Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'
  • Event Navigation
    A lively mix of stories, songs, and rhymes make this a special time for you and your child. Storytimes are a fun way to help your child develop skills they will need to be ready to read. Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'
  • Google Maps extends navigation, adds 'Missing Places' to apps
    Google has made two changes to its Google Maps mobile apps. The app now provides navigational instructions in an additional 19 countries, bringing the total number of countries with the function enabled to 96, while users finding issues with local maps are able to notify Google of new places of interest from within the app, with corrections added to the public ver Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'

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