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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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  • Magellan 5" and 7" RoadMate GPS Navigation Systems Make the Perfect Holiday Gift
    Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices and content services for vehicles, fitness, outdoor, and mobile navigation, has the perfect gift this holiday season for anyone who drives an automobile, light ... Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'
  • Let Your Tablet Be Your Guide
    WEST COVINA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone hates getting lost, and sure there are plenty of good navigation apps for smartphones and tablets out there, but what if you are in an area with poor cell service or no Internet connection?  Fortunately, we now have the option to install offline GPS apps. The first step to using your tablet as an offline Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'
  • Star Navigation Attends Aeromart 2014
    Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. is pleased to confirm its attendance at the latest Aeromart forum, held in Toulouse last week.  Aeromart is an annual International Convention for the... Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'

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