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
The key principles of Trump’s plan, released May 23, called for a fee on commercial navigation to finance future capital investments.
The experiment also serves as a prototype for using these fast-spinning neutron stars, also known as pulsars, as navigation beacons for spacecraft venturing out in the solar system.
Pugh served in the Air Force from 1986 to 1990 and was trained in installing and maintaining aircraft engines and navigation and weapons systems.
People chosen to participate in the in-person interviews, which will test user navigation on the city's website, will receive a $25 gift card to spend downtown.
Without dredging, the natural flow of sediment builds up, making channels too shallow for navigation.
As of January, the Army Corps map of recent storm protection and navigation projects in New Jersey showed 10 either completed or underway, with six more planned.
Besides the leather upholstery, interior features of the Denali include navigation with an eight-inch color touch screen, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel with Denali logo and a power tilt/telescopic steering column.
On the 4300 block of Western Avenue, a wallet containing credit cards was taken from one vehicle and a navigation device was taken from another between 10 p.m. May 17 and 8 a.m. May 18.
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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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