Definition of navigator in English:


Line breaks: navi|ga¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈnavɪgeɪtə


  • 1A person who navigates a ship, aircraft, etc.: the starry sky was a navigator’s dream the driver relies on his navigator’s skill at reading the road
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    • She found the crew dead at their posts except for the navigator and the ship's captain who were missing
    • All he had to do was guide the ship, be the navigator.
    • Today, sea navigators measure their ship's speed using modern GPS (Global Positioning System) driven devices.
    helmsman, steersman, pilot, guide, seaman, mariner; North American wheelman
  • 1.1 historical A person who explores by sea: New Zealand was discovered by Dutch navigator, Abel Tasman
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    • The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.
    • The country set sail in the early fifteenth century and never looked back, its explorers and navigators opening up lucrative trade routes to Africa and India.
    • The Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama explored the East African coast in 1498 on his voyage to India.
  • 1.2An instrument or device which assists in navigating a vessel or aircraft.
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    • Geographical positions were estimated by the GPS navigator of the ship.
    • Geographical positions were estimated by the GPS navigator of the ship.
    • In supermarkets, where space is less limited, self-scanners and store navigators can be attached to shopping trolleys that are then docked at the checkout for payment.
  • 1.3 Computing A browser program for accessing data on the Internet or another information system.
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    • This connection makes the flowcharting software act as a front-end navigator to the back-end system.
    • Alongside the navigator are two application buttons, invoking the Calendar and Contacts applications.
    • You can conveniently control the cursor with a separate navigator control pad, scroll dial on the side or the stylus.

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