Re navigation

navigation

[nav-i-gey-shuhn]
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:
1520–30; < Latin nāvigātiōn- (stem of nāvigātiō) a voyage. See navigate, -ion

navigational, adjective
misnavigation, noun
nonnavigation, noun
renavigation, noun
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navigation (ˌnævɪˈɡeɪʃən)
 
n
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
 
navi'gational
 
adj

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navigation
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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