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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Navigation  \Nav`i*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  navigatio:  cf  F. 
  navigation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  navigating;  the  act  of  passing  on  water  in 
  ships  or  other  vessels;  the  state  of  being  navigable. 
 
  2. 
  a  the  science  or  art  of  conducting  ships  or  vessels  from 
  one  place  to  another,  including,  more  especially,  the 
  method  of  determining  a  ship's  position,  course, 
  distance  passed  over  etc.,  on  the  surface  of  the 
  globe,  by  the  principles  of  geometry  and  astronomy. 
  b  The  management  of  sails,  rudder,  etc.;  the  mechanics 
  of  traveling  by  water;  seamanship. 
 
  3.  Ships  in  general.  [Poetic]  --Shak. 
 
  {A["e]rial  navigation},  the  act  or  art  of  sailing  or  floating 
  in  the  air,  as  by  means  of  ballons;  a["e]ronautic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  navigation 
  n  1:  the  guidance  of  ships  or  airplanes  from  place  to  place  [syn: 
  {pilotage},  {piloting}] 
  2:  ship  traffic;  "the  channel  will  be  open  to  navigation  as 
  soon  as  the  ice  melts" 
  3:  the  work  of  a  sailor  [syn:  {seafaring},  {sailing}] 




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