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navigation

noun [U] uk   /ˌnæv.ɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/ us  
transport the act of directing a ship, aircraft, etc. from one place to another, or the science of finding a way from one place to another: In the past, navigation depended on a knowledge of the positions of the stars. Mechanics discovered problems with the plane's navigation system. internet & telecoms the act of moving around a website or computer screen, or between websites or screens: We have streamlined our website for easier navigation.
Translations of “navigation”
in Korean 항해, 운항…
in Arabic مِلاحة, إبْحار…
in Portuguese navegação, náutica…
in Catalan navegació…
in Japanese 航行, 操縦…
in Italian navigazione, il navigare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 領航(術), 導航(術)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 领航(术), 导航(术)…
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