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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

or

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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But while TomTom, Garmin and Dash Navigation -- with its ability to tie in local search -- are currently leading the way in North America and Europe, with the next-generation hardware, many companies are going to be able to implement similar features.
Users of navigation systems feel overwhelmed and confused when confronted with existing user interfaces," said Mike Kennewick, co-founder, chairman and CEO at VoiceBox.
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