noun ships in general.
2. navigation ·noun the management of sails, rudder, ·etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship.
3. navigation ·noun the act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
4. navigation ·noun 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.