[syn: seafaring, navigation, sailing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Navigation \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.
Aerial navigation, the act or art of sailing or floating in
the air, as by means of airplanes or ballons; aviation;
Inland navigation, Internal navigation, navigation on
rivers, inland lakes, etc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
[syn: navigation, 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, navigation,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Finding your way around a website.
Many sites have some kind of navigation bar. One of
the first web browsers was called Netscape Navigator.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
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.