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navigation

[nav-i-gey-shuh n] /ˌnæv ɪˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of navigating.
2.
the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, or guided missile.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin nāvigātiōn- (stem of nāvigātiō) a voyage. See navigate, -ion
Related forms
navigational, adjective
misnavigation, noun
nonnavigation, noun
renavigation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misnavigation

navigation

/ˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the skill or process of plotting a route and directing a ship, aircraft, etc, along it
2.
the act or practice of navigating: dredging made navigation of the river possible
3.
(US, rare) ship traffic; shipping
4.
(Midland English, dialect) an inland waterway; canal
Derived Forms
navigational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for misnavigation

navigation

n.

1530s, from Middle French navigation (14c.) or directly from Latin navigationem (nominative navigatio) "a sailing, navigation, voyage," noun of action from past participle stem of navigare "to sail, sail over, go by sea, steer a ship," from navis "ship" (see naval) + root of agere "to drive" (see act (n.)).

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