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
navigationalplay \ˌna-və-ˈgā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of navigation in a Sentence
If you're going to be a good sailor you need to master navigation.
I don't mind driving if you're willing to do the navigation.
Our new car has an onboard navigation system.
Navigation becomes more difficult further upriver.
There are back and forward buttons for easier browser navigation.
Recent Examples of navigation from the Web
Some observers worry that this represents a new and dangerous shift in our style of navigation.
The large center touch screen in the instrument panel has deep-dive access for audio, phone, navigation and more.
Adams said the cranes require careful navigation, but that Tropical Storm Cindy had not generated conditions rough enough to interfere with their transit of the Gulf of Mexico.
Outdoor navigation skills - the ability not to get lost - is essential to a post at Rocky Mountain National Park, Tiller said.
The infotainment system gives access to phone, audio, navigation and other car systems, but there are external buttons and switches for temperature, fan speed and volume.
Simultaneously intangible and too vast to really wrap our heads around, the infrastructure on which both device and navigation depend remains safely on the other side of the emotional horizon.
The researchers found that moderate drinking over those 30-plus years was associated with degeneration and shrinking of the hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in memory and navigation, as well degeneration of the brain’s white matter.
The key principles of Trump’s plan, released May 23, called for a fee on commercial navigation to finance future capital investments.
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First Known Use of navigation
NAVIGATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
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