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navigation

  

      n  
1    the skill or process of plotting a route and directing a ship, aircraft, etc., along it  
2    the act or practice of navigating  
dredging made navigation of the river possible     
3      (U.S.)  
rare   ship traffic; shipping  
4      (Midland English)  
dialect   an inland waterway; canal  
  navigational      adj  


celestial navigation  
      n   navigation by observation of the positions of the stars,   (Also called)    astronavigation  
Navigation Acts  
      pl n   a series of acts of Parliament, the first of which was passed in 1381, that attempted to restrict to English ships the right to carry goods to and from England and its colonies. The attempt to enforce the acts helped cause the War of American Independence  
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inertial guidance   , navigation         
      n   a method of controlling the flight path of a missile by instruments contained within it. Velocities or distances covered, computed from the acceleration measured by these instruments, are compared with stored data and used to control the speed and direction of the missile  
   Compare       celestial guidance       terrestrial guidance  


celestial navigation  
      n   navigation by observation of the positions of the stars,   (Also called)    astronavigation  
navigation         
      n  
1    the skill or process of plotting a route and directing a ship, aircraft, etc., along it  
2    the act or practice of navigating  
dredging made navigation of the river possible     
3      (U.S.)  
rare   ship traffic; shipping  
4      (Midland English)  
dialect   an inland waterway; canal  
  navigational      adj  
Navigation Acts  
      pl n   a series of acts of Parliament, the first of which was passed in 1381, that attempted to restrict to English ships the right to carry goods to and from England and its colonies. The attempt to enforce the acts helped cause the War of American Independence  

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navigation

  
  
cruising, helmsmanship, pilotage, sailing, seamanship, steering, voyaging  

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