the act or process of navigating.
the art or science of plotting, ascertaining, or directing the course of a ship, aircraft, or guided missile.

1520–30; < Latin nāvigātiōn- (stem of nāvigātiō) a voyage. See navigate, -ion

navigational, adjective
misnavigation, noun
nonnavigation, noun
renavigation, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
navigation (ˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃən)
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.  rare (US) ship traffic; shipping
4.  dialect (Midland English) an inland waterway; canal

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from L. navigationem (nom. navigatio), from navigatus, pp. of navigare "to sail, sail over, go by sea, steer a ship," from navis "ship" (see naval) + root of agere "to drive" (see act).
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Computing Dictionary

navigation definition

World-Wide Web
Finding your way around a web site. Many sites have some kind of navigation bar. One of the first web browsers was called Netscape Navigator.

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Example sentences
BlackBerry users may want to know what navigation apps are available to them.
Navigators on ships need to brush up on celestial navigation.
Students discuss the navigation methods of migratory animals.
The article was informative for someone who has an interest in navigation of
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