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Pronunciation:  `navu'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the work of a sailor
  2. [n]  the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
  3. [n]  ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"

NAVIGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: pilotage, piloting, sailing, seafaring
 See Also: astronavigation, cabotage, celestial navigation, dead reckoning, direction, employment, guidance, instrument flying, shipping, steerage, steering, transport, transportation, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nav`i*ga"tion\, n. [L. navigatio: cf. F.
1. The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in
   ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.

   (a) the science or art of conducting ships or vessels from
       one place to another, including, more especially, the
       method of determining a ship's position, course,
       distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the
       globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.
   (b) The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics
       of traveling by water; seamanship.

3. Ships in general. [Poetic] --Shak.

{A["e]rial navigation}, the act or art of sailing or floating
   in the air, as by means of ballons; a["e]ronautic.

{Inland navigation}, {Internal navigation}, navigation on
   rivers, inland lakes, etc.

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