Meaning of NAVIGATION in English

NAVIGATION

/ ˌnævɪˈgeɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ U ]

1.

the skill or the process of planning a route for a ship or other vehicle and taking it there :

navigation systems

an expert in navigation

2.

the movement of ships or aircraft :

the right of navigation through international waters

►  nav·iga·tion·al / -ʃənl; NAmE / adjective :

navigational aids

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WORD ORIGIN

early 16th cent. (denoting travel on water): from French , or from Latin navigatio(n-) , from the verb navigare , from navis ship + agere drive.

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