navigation

(redirected from navigations)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to navigations: Navigation system

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Endeca's Guided Navigation with advanced search solutions help businesses across a variety of sectors including retail, financial services, manufacturing, information publishing and business-to-business with applications that address the information overload problems associated with content, catalog and enterprise information access and retrieval.
Endeca and Endeca InFront are registered trademarks, Endeca Navigation Engine, Endeca ProFind and Endeca Data Foundry are trademarks and Guided Navigation is a service mark of Endeca Technologies, Inc.