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navigation

(nav'ĭ-gā'shŭn),
The act of charting the course of a ship or other vehicle, or of guiding or directing anything in a comparable way.
[L. navigatio, fr. navigo, to guide a ship, fr. navis, ship, + ago, to lead]

navigation

(năv″ĭ-gā′shŭn) [L. navigatio, voyage]
1. Determining, calculating, and guiding an action in which an object, e.g., a catheter or a surgical instrument, is directed to a particular anatomic position, typically with radiological guidance..
2. The ability to direct one's movements through space, i.e., through both familiar and new environments.

navigation

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orientation

a process of direction-finding. Many animals are capable of navigation particularly those performing long MIGRATIONS. Birds are now known to find their way home (see HOMING).by means of the sun and stars, in addition to landmarks. Bees, and other ARTHROPODS, use the pattern of polarized light in the sky (from which they deduce the direction of the sun) and other organisms may use chemical gradients to trace a route. For example, salmon find their specific river for breeding purposes by following a scent in from the sea.
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Starting with your estimated position, you pick out a visible star whose position directly over the earth at the current time is known.
Deposits and Guarantees required: Guarantee Safe in support of the offer of 2% (two percent) of the estimated position based on race - excluding renewal option - that amounted to 6 385 EUR with a possible reduction of 50% in accordance with art.
Deposits and Guarantees required: The companies that will be present offer must produce, at the same offer, temporary guarantee of 2% of the estimated position based on race - with gross income security - of a duration not less than 180 days from the date of the offer and, commitment to a banking institution, or to an insurance company, or a financial intermediary, with the characteristics of Legislative Decree 163/2006 and sm, to issue the final deposit in the event that the tenderer proves successful tenderer , to be provided prior to the conclusion of the contract and on first demand an amount equal to 10% of the contract amount.

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