navigation

Part of speech: noun

The act of navigating.

Part of speech: noun

The art of ascertaining the position and directing the course of vessels at sea.

Part of speech: noun

Navigator.

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Usage examples "navigation":

  1. The navigation, again, between Elizabeth River and the Sound is of vast importance, and in my opinion, it is much better that these should be done at public than private expense. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  2. Are the powers of wind and water, which move our machinery, and assist navigation, nothing? - "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.
  3. To tell you the truth, I did not report it because I thought I must have been dozing; it's a dead slow watch, and the navigation on this part of the run is child's play. - "The Devil Doctor", Sax Rohmer.