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English noun: navigation

1. navigation (act) the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

Synonymspilotage, piloting

Broader (hypernym)direction, guidance, steering

Narrower (hyponym)astronavigation, celestial navigation, dead reckoning, instrument flying

Domain category membersbarge, bear down on, bear down upon, beat, boat, ferry, ferry, ferry, luff, outpoint, point, rack, raft, sail, scud, steam, steamer, tack, wear round, wear ship, weather, yacht

2. navigation (act) ship traffic

SamplesThe channel will be open to navigation as soon as the ice melts.

Broader (hypernym)shipping, transport, transportation

3. navigation (act) the work of a sailor

Synonymssailing, seafaring

Broader (hypernym)employment, work

Narrower (hyponym)cabotage

Part holonymsteerage, steering

Domain category membersaccommodation ladder, atrip, aweigh, beam-ends, becket, bell, bilge well, bitter end, capsizing, chip, close to the wind, close-hauled, deadeye, escutcheon, fireroom, fore, fore-and-aft, jack ladder, Jacob's ladder, laniard, lanyard, lead line, leg, luff, mainsheet, overhead, pilot ladder, ratlin, ratline, rigged, rudder, sea ladder, sea steps, sheet, ship's bell, shroud, sounding line, spun yarn, stand out, starboard, stay, steerageway, sternpost, stokehold, stokehole, tack, tack, tacking, towing line, towing rope, towline, towrope, unrigged, weather sheet

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