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nav·i·ga·tion

 (năv′ĭ-gā′shən)
n.
1. The theory and practice of navigating, especially the charting of a course for a ship or aircraft.
2. Travel or traffic by vessels, especially commercial shipping.

nav′i·ga′tion·al adj.
nav′i·ga′tion·al·ly adv.

navigation

(ˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃən)
n
1. (Navigation) the skill or process of plotting a route and directing a ship, aircraft, etc, along it
2. (Navigation) the act or practice of navigating: dredging made navigation of the river possible.
3. (Nautical Terms) rare US ship traffic; shipping
4. (Physical Geography) dialect Midland English an inland waterway; canal
ˌnaviˈgational adj

nav•i•ga•tion

(ˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act or process of navigating.
2. the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, spacecraft, etc.
[1520–30; < Latin nāvigātiō a voyage. See navigate, -tion]
nav`i•ga′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.navigation - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to placenavigation - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
steering, guidance, direction - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
instrument flying - navigation of an airplane solely by instruments
astronavigation, celestial navigation - navigating according to the positions of the stars
dead reckoning - navigation without the aid of celestial observations
bear down on, bear down upon - sail towards another vessel, of a ship
luff, point - sail close to the wind
weather - sail to the windward of
boat - ride in a boat on water
steam, steamer - travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
yacht - travel in a yacht
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
beat - sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
scud, rack - run before a gale
outpoint - sail closer to the wind than
wear round, tack - turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
wear ship - turn away from the wind; "The sailors decided it was time to wear ship"
ferry - travel by ferry
ferry - transport by ferry
ferry - transport from one place to another
raft - transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"
barge - transport by barge on a body of water
2.navigation - ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts"
shipping, transport, transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
3.navigation - the work of a sailornavigation - the work of a sailor      
leg - (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
cabotage - navigation in coastal waters
tacking, tack - (nautical) the act of changing tack
employment, work - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
steerage, steering - the act of steering a ship
accommodation ladder - (nautical) a portable ladder hung over the side of a vessel to give access to small boats alongside
becket - (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship
bilge well - (nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away
bitter end - (nautical) the inboard end of a line or cable especially the end that is wound around a bitt
chip - a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
deadeye - (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
escutcheon - (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
jack ladder, pilot ladder, Jacob's ladder - (nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
laniard, lanyard - (nautical) a line used for extending or fastening rigging on ships
lead line, sounding line - (nautical) plumb line for determining depth
luff - (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
overhead - (nautical) the top surface of an enclosed space on a ship
ratlin, ratline - (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
rudder - (nautical) steering mechanism consisting of a hinged vertical plate mounted at the stern of a vessel
sea ladder, sea steps - (nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard
mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud, tack, sheet - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
spun yarn - (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together
stay - (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
sternpost - (nautical) the principal upright timber at the stern of a vessel
fireroom, stokehold, stokehole - (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
towing line, towing rope, towline, towrope - (nautical) a rope used in towing
capsizing - (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
beam-ends - (nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel; "on her beam-ends" means heeled over on the side so that the deck is almost vertical
ship's bell, bell - (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
steerageway - (nautical) the minimum rate of motion needed for a vessel to be maneuvered
stand out - steer away from shore, of ships
starboard - turn to the right, of helms or rudders
fore - situated at or toward the bow of a vessel
rigged - fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc)
unrigged - stripped of rigging
close to the wind - nearly opposite to the direction from which wind is coming; "sailing close to the wind"

navigation

noun sailing, cruising, steering, manoeuvring, voyaging, seamanship, helmsmanship Pack ice was becoming a threat to navigation.
Translations
مِلاحَه
navigacenavigační umění
navigation
siglingafræîi
navigácia
navigacija
seyretmeseyrüsefer

navigation

[ˌnævɪˈgeɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= act) [of ship, plane] → navegación f
to do the navigation (Aut) → hacer de copiloto
2. (= science) → náutica f, navegación f
B. CPD navigation lights NPL (on ship) → luces fpl de navegación; (in harbour) → baliza f

navigation

[ˌnævɪˈgeɪʃən] nnavigation f

navigation

n
(= act of navigating)Navigation f
(= shipping)Schiffsverkehr m
(= skill: in ship, plane) → Navigation f; how’s your navigation? (in car) → bist du als Beifahrer gut zu gebrauchen?; his navigation was lousy, we got lost (in car) → er hat mich so schlecht dirigiert, dass wir uns verirrt haben

navigation

:
navigation channel
n (Naut) → Fahrwasser nt
navigation law
nSchifffahrtsregelung f
navigation light
nPositionslicht ntor -lampe f
navigation system
n (Tech, Aut) → Navigationssystem nt

navigation

[ˌnævɪˈgeɪʃn] nnavigazione f

navigate

(ˈnӕvigeit) verb
1. to direct, guide or move (a ship, aircraft etc) in a particular direction. He navigated the ship through the dangerous rocks.
2. to find or follow one's route when in a ship, aircraft, car etc. If I drive will you navigate?
ˈnavigable adjective
(negative unnavigable) able to be travelled along. a navigable river.
ˌnaviˈgation noun
the art or skill of navigating.
ˈnavigator noun
a person who navigates.
References in classic literature ?
With them and with most other European nations we are rivals in navigation and the carrying trade; and we shall deceive ourselves if we suppose that any of them will rejoice to see it flourish; for, as our carrying trade cannot increase without in some degree diminishing theirs, it is more their interest, and will be more their policy, to restrain than to promote it.
The more Southern States, from various circumstances, may not think themselves much interested in the encouragement of navigation.
On the 20th of July, 1866, the steamer Governor Higginson, of the Calcutta and Burnach Steam Navigation Company, had met this moving mass five miles off the east coast of Australia.
It possessed a motley population, composed of the creole descendants of the original French colonists; the keen traders from the Atlantic States; the backwoodsmen of Kentucky and Tennessee; the Indians and half- breeds of the prairies; together with a singular aquatic race that had grown up from the navigation of the rivers - the "boatmen of the Mississippi;- who possessed habits, manners, and almost a language, peculiarly their own, and strongly technical.
I realize that it's all a great foolishness, all this highbrow stuff about navigation.
The Departure is distinctly a ceremony of navigation.
The East-Indian and Chinese markets, the colonisation of America, trade with the colonies, the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities generally, gave to commerce, to navigation, to industry, an impulse
Here we spent many hours each day, catching fish and playing on the logs, and here, one day, we learned our first lessons in navigation.
And, completely to put the quietus on any last lingering hopes he might have had of her, he was in the thick of his spectacular and intensely bitter fight with the Coastwise Steam Navigation Company, and the Hawaiian, Nicaraguan, and Pacific-Mexican Steamship-Company.
He, too, would get a room in a quiet family, and he would go to a navigation school and study to be a captain.
A labour-saving device for mariners, navigation reduced to kindergarten simplicity," he answered gaily.
In those days, the captain's authority was restricted to the navigation and general management of the vessel: while over the whale-hunting department and all its concerns, the Specksynder or Chief Harpooneer reigned supreme.