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navigation Explained

navigation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['nævə'geıʃən]

navigation at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1533, from L. navigationem (nom. navigatio), from navigare "to sail, sail over, go by sea, steer a ship," from navis "ship" + root of agere "to drive." Navigable is 15c.; navigate is a back-formation, first attested 1588. ///

navigation at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U]
1 the science or job of planning which way you need to go when you are travelling from one place to another: --compasses and other instruments of navigation//
2 when someone sails a ship along a river or other area of water: --Navigation becomes more difficult further up the river.//
3 when you click on words, pictures etc in order to move between documents that are connected on the Internet: -- navigational adj [only before noun] //

navigation at German => English Of Explained:

navigation

navigation at German => English Of Explained:

navigation

navigation at French => English Of Explained:

navigation

navigation at German => English Of Explained:

navigation

navigation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Science of directing a craft by determining its position, course, and distance traveled. Early mariners followed landmarks visible on shore and studied prevailing winds for clues to direction. The Phoenicians and Polynesians sailed out of sight of land and used the stars to set their course. The compass (first used by the Chinese c.1100) was the first navigational aid that gave a constant reference point, though its accuracy was limited, especially in heavy seas. Modern compasses are stabilized by gyroscopes and housed in binnacles that compensate for the craft's motion. Ship speed was first calculated by dropping overboard a log attached to a reel of line knotted at regular intervals; the number of knots exposed while the log drifted and a sandglass emptied gave the vessel's speed in knots (nautical mph). Charts are another essential navigational tool. Fixing a position requires charts detailing known locations, together with instruments that calculate a vessel's bearing relative to them. The earliest instrument for determining latitude was the quadrant, which measured the altitude of the polestar or the noonday sun. Other early instruments included the sextant and the astrolabe. Longitude (used for navigation with increasing success in the 17th-18th cent.) was fixed using chronometers and tables showing positions of celestial bodies throughout the year. In the 20th cent., radio beacons and satellite networks allowed aircraft and ships to determine their position. Dead reckoning uses an accurate history of a vessel's headings and speeds drawn from gyroscopes and from computerized measurements of the craft's acceleration. See also Global Positioning System.

navigation at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "navigation":
VAR, aim, astronavigation, automatic electronic navigation,
azimuth, bearing, bent, boating, canoeing, cartography,
celestial navigation, chorography, circumnavigation, coasting,
consolan, course, cruising, current, direction, direction line,
drift, electronic navigation, geodesy, geodetic satellite,
geography, gunkholing, heading, helmsmanship, inclination, lay,
lie, line, line of direction, line of march, loran, motorboating,
navar, navigability, navigating, omnidirectional range, omnirange,
orbiting geophysical observatory, orientation, passage-making,
periplus, pilotage, piloting, point, quarter, radar,
radio navigation, range, rowing, run, sailing, sculling,
sea travel, seafaring, seamanship, set, shoran, steaming, steerage,
steering, surveying, tacan, teleran, tendency, tenor, topography,
track, travel by water, trend, visual-aural range, voyaging,
water travel, way, yachting

Navigation at German => English Of Explained:

Navigation [naviːgatsiːoːn]nsf
navigation

navigation at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Navigation): navigation, boating, yachting, aeronautics, balloon, ballooning, aviation, space travel, astronautics.

navigation at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [U]
1 the skill or the process of planning a route for a ship or other vehicle and taking it there:
navigation aids / lights / systems * an expert in navigation
2 the movement of ships or aircraft:
the right of navigation through international waters
navigational adjective:
navigational aids

NAVIGATION at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

NAVIGATION. The act of traversing the sea, rivers or lakes, in ships or
other vessels; the art of ascertaining the geographical position of a ship,
and directing her course.
2. It is not within the plan of this work to copy the acts of congress
relating to navigation, or even an abstract of them. The reader is referred
to Story's L. U. S. Index, h.t.; Gordon's Dic. art. 2905, et seq.

Navigation at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Navigation \Nav`i*ga"tion\, n. [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.

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

navigation at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

navigation
n 1: the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place [syn:
{pilotage}, {piloting}]
2: ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as
soon as the ice melts"
3: the work of a sailor [syn: {seafaring}, {sailing}]

navigation at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » navigationem|nāvigātiōnem|lang=la, accusative singular of Inter: term » navigatio|nāvigātiō|sailing, navigation|lang=la, from Inter: term » navigatus|nāvigātus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » navigo|nāvigō|sail|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-navigation.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » -|s

  • Inter: uncountabl » e The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or a spaceship
    1. Inter: uncountabl » e Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping
    2. Inter: countabl » e A canal

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or spaceship

  • Afrikaans: navigasie
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|navigace|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|navigado
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|navigation|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Navigation|f
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|loingseoireacht|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|nautica|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|навигација|f|tr=navigácija
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|navigație
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|навигация|f|tr=navigácija|sc=Cyrl
    • Swedish: navigation {{c}}, navigering {{c}}
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yolbul


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » traffic or travel by vessel
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|navigado
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|loingseoireacht|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|navigazione|f
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|navigatio|f|alt=nāvigātiō
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|пловидба|f|tr=plóvidba


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|плавание|n|tr=plávanije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|мореплавание|n|tr=moreplávanije|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbian: moreplovstvo {{n}}
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aeronavegación|f
  • Swedish: sjöfart {{c}}, sjötrafik {{c}}, luftfart {{c}}, lufttrafik {{c}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » canal
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » csb Inter: t- » csb|nawigacëjô


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » navigationem|nāvigātiōnem|lang=la, accusative singular of Inter: term » navigatio|nāvigātiō|sailing, navigation|lang=la, from Inter: term » navigatus|nāvigātus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » navigo|nāvigō|sail|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /naviɡasjɔ̃/|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • navigation

  • Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » -|g=c
  • navigation

    Declension

    Inter: sv-noun-unc-irreg-c » 2=navigationen

  • Translation: et » navigation
    Translation: el » navigation
    Translation: es » navigation
    Translation: eo » navigation
    Translation: fr » navigation
    Translation: gl » navigation
    Translation: ko » navigation
    Translation: io » navigation
    Translation: id » navigation
    Translation: kn » navigation
    Translation: kk » navigation
    Translation: ku » navigation
    Translation: li » navigation
    Translation: hu » navigation
    Translation: ml » navigation
    Translation: my » navigation
    Translation: nl » navigation
    Translation: oc » navigation
    Translation: pl » navigation
    Translation: ru » navigation
    Translation: fi » navigation
    Translation: ta » navigation
    Translation: te » navigation
    Translation: vi » navigation
    Translation: zh » navigation

    Navigation at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » navigation

    German

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de

    Noun

    Inter: head » de|noun|g=f
  • navigation (theory and practice of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or spaceship)

  • Translation: de » Navigation
    Translation: et » Navigation
    Translation: fr » Navigation
    Translation: ko » Navigation
    Translation: io » Navigation
    Translation: id » Navigation
    Translation: pl » Navigation
    Translation: ru » Navigation
    Translation: zh » Navigation