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Webster 1913 Edition


Navigation

Navˊi-ga′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
navigatio
: cf. F.
navigation
.]
1.
The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
2.
(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.
Aerial navigation
,
the act or art of sailing or floating in the air, as by means of airplanes or ballons; aviation; aeronautic.
Inland navigation
,
Internal navigation
,
navigation on rivers, inland lakes, etc.

Webster 1828 Edition


Navigation

NAVIGATION

,
ppr.
Passing on or over in sailing; steering and managing in sailing.

NAVIGATION

,
Noun.
1.
The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels.
2.
The art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another. This art comprehends not only the management of the sails, but the directing and measuring of the course of ships by the laws of geometry, or by astronomical principles and observations.
3.
Ships in general.
Aerial navigation, the sailing or floating in the air by means of balloons.
Inland navigation, the passing of boats or small vessels on rivers, lakes or canals, in the interior of a country; conveyance by boats or vessels in the interior of a country.

Definition 2021


Navigation

Navigation

See also: navigation

German

Noun

Navigation f

  1. navigation (theory and practice of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or spaceship)

navigation

navigation

See also: Navigation

English

Noun

navigation (usually uncountable, plural navigations)

  1. (uncountable) The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or a spaceship.
  2. (uncountable) Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping.
  3. (countable) A canal.

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin nāvigātiōnem, accusative singular of nāvigātiō (sailing, navigation), from nāvigātus, perfect passive participle of nāvigō (sail). Surface etymology is naviguer + -tion.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /naviɡasjɔ̃/

Noun

navigation f (plural navigations)

  1. navigation

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Swedish

Noun

navigation c (uncountable)

  1. navigation

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