navigable

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adjective nav·i·ga·ble \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl\

Definition of navigable

  1. 1a :  deep enough and wide enough to afford passage to ships navigable waterwaysb :  capable of being navigated navigable terrain

  2. 2 :  capable of being steered

navigability

play \ˌna-vi-gə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

navigably

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Examples of navigable in a sentence

  1. The marsh was navigable only by canoe.

  2. this map shows which rivers are navigable and which aren't

15th Century

First Known Use of navigable

15th century

Other Nautical Terms


NAVIGABLE Defined for English Language Learners

navigable

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adjective nav·i·ga·ble \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl\

Definition of navigable for English Language Learners

  • : deep and wide enough for boats and ships to travel on or through : capable of being navigated


NAVIGABLE Defined for Kids

navigable

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adjective nav·i·ga·ble \ˈna-vi-gə-bəl\

Definition of navigable for Students

  1. 1 :  deep enough and wide enough to permit passage of ships a navigable river

  2. 2 :  possible to steer a navigable balloon

navigability

\ˌna-vi-gə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun


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