navigation

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noun nav·i·ga·tion \ ˌna-və-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of navigation

1 :the act or practice of navigating
2 :the science of getting ships, aircraft, or spacecraft from place to place; especially :the method of determining position, course, and distance traveled
3 :ship traffic or commerce

navigational

play \ˌna-və-ˈgā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

navigationally

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Examples of navigation in a Sentence

  1. If you're going to be a good sailor you need to master navigation.

  2. I don't mind driving if you're willing to do the navigation.

  3. Our new car has an onboard navigation system.

  4. Navigation becomes more difficult further upriver.

  5. There are back and forward buttons for easier browser navigation.

Recent Examples of navigation from the Web

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First Known Use of navigation

1547


NAVIGATION Defined for English Language Learners

navigation

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Definition of navigation for English Language Learners

  • : the act, activity, or process of finding the way to get to a place when you are traveling in a ship, airplane, car, etc.

  • : the act of moving in a boat or ship over an area of water

  • computers : the act of going to different places on the Internet or on a particular Web site in order to find what you want


NAVIGATION Defined for Kids

navigation

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noun nav·i·ga·tion \ ˌna-və-ˈgā-shən \

Definition of navigation for Students

1 :the act or practice of steering, directing the course of, or finding a way through
2 :the science of figuring out the position and course of a ship or aircraft

navigational

\-shə-nᵊl\ adjective


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