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 for navigation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Navigation \Nav`i*ga"tion\, n. [L. navigatio: cf. F.
     navigation.]
     1. The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in
        ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2.
        (a) The science or art of conducting ships or vessels from
            one place to another, including, more especially, the
            method of determining a ship's position, course,
            distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the
            globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.
        (b) The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics
            of traveling by water; seamanship.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Ships in general. [Poetic] --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Aerial navigation, the act or art of sailing or floating in
        the air, as by means of airplanes or ballons; aviation;
        aeronautic.
  
     Inland navigation, Internal navigation, navigation on
        rivers, inland lakes, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  navigation
      n 1: the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
           [syn: navigation, pilotage, piloting]
      2: ship traffic; "the channel will be open to navigation as soon
         as the ice melts"
      3: the work of a sailor [syn: seafaring, navigation,
         sailing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "navigation":
     VAR, aim, astronavigation, automatic electronic navigation,
     azimuth, bearing, bent, boating, canoeing, cartography,
     celestial navigation, chorography, circumnavigation, coasting,
     consolan, course, cruising, current, direction, direction line,
     drift, electronic navigation, geodesy, geodetic satellite,
     geography, gunkholing, heading, helmsmanship, inclination, lay,
     lie, line, line of direction, line of march, loran, motorboating,
     navar, navigability, navigating, omnidirectional range, omnirange,
     orbiting geophysical observatory, orientation, passage-making,
     periplus, pilotage, piloting, point, quarter, radar,
     radio navigation, range, rowing, run, sailing, sculling,
     sea travel, seafaring, seamanship, set, shoran, steaming, steerage,
     steering, surveying, tacan, teleran, tendency, tenor, topography,
     track, travel by water, trend, visual-aural range, voyaging,
     water travel, way, yachting
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  navigation
  navigating
  
      Finding your way around a website.
     Many sites have some kind of navigation bar.  One of
     the first web browsers was called Netscape Navigator.
  
     (2008-11-17)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  NAVIGATION. The act of traversing the sea, rivers or lakes, in ships or 
  other vessels; the art of ascertaining the geographical position of a ship, 
  and directing her course. 
       2. It is not within the plan of this work to copy the acts of congress 
  relating to navigation, or even an abstract of them. The reader is referred 
  to Story's L. U. S. Index, h.t.; Gordon's Dic. art. 2905, et seq. 
  
  

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