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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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  • Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) in Focus: Stock Rises 9.2%
    Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TNP) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 9% on the day. Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'
  • TomTom Brings Navigation Technology to Acer Smartphones
    TomTom today announced a multi-year deal with Acer Inc., to bring its world-class navigation technology to new Acer smartphones. Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation Reports Nine-Month and Third Quarter Financial Results for the Period Ended September 30 ...
    Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited today reported results for the first nine months and third quarter of 2014. Read more on this news related to 'Navigation'

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