navigation

Pronunciation: /ˌnævəˈgeɪʃən; ˌnævɪˈgeɪʃən/

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  • 1.1 (direction-finding — at sea, in plane) navegación (f); (— in car) dirección (f) (before n) navigation lights luces (fpl) de navegación navigation satellite satélite (m) de navegación
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    • Its flight control, navigation and vehicle management are independent and based on a mission plan.
    • Phoenix will be used as a demonstrator for the autonomous navigation and flight-control system used for the final approach and landing of the unmanned vehicle.
    • While on the route, the aircraft practice visual low-level navigation, simulated threat reactions and simulated target attacks.
    1.2 (of channel, river) navegación (f) 1.3 (marine traffic) navegación (f) (before n) navigation laws leyes (fpl) marítimas or de navegación
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    • Rivers were open to ship navigation at that time.
    • The emphasis is on railway transport, river navigation receiving less attention.
    • As we have seen, however, the practical exercise of a right to arrest ships in passage poses serious dangers to navigation, and it is rarely used as a means of enforcing anti-pollution regulations.
    1.4 (on Internet) navegación (f)
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    • Locate the information you need more quickly and easily using the new intuitive tab navigation on each Web page.
    • A built-in joystick is intended to support gaming and simplify web site navigation.
    • Some users will also need help with Web site navigation skills, including how to find the site online.

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