Navigation

Definition of Navigation

Nav`i`ga´tion
n.1.The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
2.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.
3.Ships in general.
Aërial navigation
the act or art of sailing or floating in the air, as by means of airplanes or ballons; aviation; aëronautic.
Inland navigation
navigation on rivers, inland lakes, etc.

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