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navaid Line breaks: nav¦aid
Pronunciation: /ˈnaveɪd/

Definition of navaid in English:


A navigational device in an aircraft, ship, or other vehicle.
Example sentences
  • I haven't owned an airplane with a navaid in it for over 30 years now.
  • The second scenario assumes that all conventional navaids are still operating but that 80 percent of aircraft will be GPS equipped.
  • The defining GPS waypoints have satellite-derived coordinates that are co-located with the ground navaids for that approach.


1950s: from navigational aid.

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