1. the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
  2. ship traffic; “the channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts”
  3. the work of a sailor
  1. Aviation the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route Columbus corrected his westward course by celestial navigation

  2. Nautical the passage of ships transporter bridges to span rivers without hindering navigation

Canals dialect a navigable inland waterway, especially a canal most of the navigation from Wormley to Tottenham was frozen

  1. Computing the action of moving around a website, the internet, etc.


early 16th century (denoting travel on water): from French , or from Latin navigatio(n- ), from the verb navigare (see navigate )



  1. the navigation of the ship

Similar Words: steering piloting pilotage sailing guiding directing guidance manoeuvring

  1. Cooper learned the skills of navigation

Similar Words: helmsmanship steersmanship seamanship map-reading chart-reading wayfinding