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as′tro·nav′i·ga′tor n.


(Navigation) another term for celestial navigation
ˌastroˈnaviˌgator n

celes′tial naviga′tion

navigation by means of observations made of the apparent position of heavenly bodies.


a type of navigation involving observations of the apparent positions of heavenly bodies. Also called celestial navigation, celo-navigation. — astronavigator, n.
See also: Astronomy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astronavigation - navigating according to the positions of the starsastronavigation - navigating according to the positions of the stars
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
navigation stellaire
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