/ ˌnævɪˈgeɪʃn; NAmE / noun [ U ]
the skill or the process of planning a route for a ship or other vehicle and taking it there :
an expert in navigation
the movement of ships or aircraft :
the right of navigation through international waters
► nav·iga·tion·al / -ʃənl; NAmE / adjective :
early 16th cent. (denoting travel on water): from French , or from Latin navigatio(n-) , from the verb navigare , from navis ship + agere drive.