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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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As mentioned above, the re-scheme of port charts and ENCs is a priority in response to emerging requests from port authorities and in recognition that navigationally constrained areas are those that will benefit most from the availability of larger scale ENC coverage.
A concern was that I would spend my precious cruising week being lost on board but although I admit - and my husband would back me up here - I do have a tendency to be navigationally challenged, by the second day I was pretty confident in finding my way round.
The flight from Navistar to Arif Jan was estimated at one hour, based on navigationally safe airspeed.
Although the site has somewhat modernized navigationally, it is still missing elements that have become fairly standard on news sites nationally.
It is worth pointing out that Huck and Jim's journey is navigationally, existentially, as well as by plot definition all East (read: Civilization) oriented (against the combined forces and eddies of Nature--"way up the Ohio amongst the free States" [99] (46)).
The second mode is observation-based only, and participants are asked to find artefacts located in the large and navigationally confusing Palace.
Riem will be part of an 18-strong team crewing a 72-foot racing yacht round a route described by Ellen McArthur as "one of the most navigationally challenging in the world."
a coherence in space which helps confirm its [Lapita] status as a navigationally and culturally integrated episode".
One question examined in this study is whether web sites constructed using one linkage pattern are more navigationally efficient than web sites constructed using a different linkage pattern.