Borrowed from Middle French navigation, from Latin nāvigātiōnem, accusative singular of nāvigātiō (sailing, navigation), from nāvigātus, perfect passive participle of nāvigō (sail). Morphologically navigate + -ion
navigation (usually uncountable, plural navigations)
- (uncountable) The theory, practice and technology of charting a course for a ship, aircraft or spaceship or (colloquially) road vehicle.
- An ocean-going yachtsman must be competent at night navigation
- (uncountable) Traffic or travel by vessel, especially commercial shipping.
- (uncountable) A canal.
- air navigation
- breadcrumb navigation
- celestial navigation
- grid navigation
- inland navigation
- internal navigation
- navigation bar
- satellite navigation
- space navigation
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