Definition of navigator in English:

navigator

Syllabification: nav·i·ga·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈnavəˌɡādər
 
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noun

1A person who directs the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, especially by using instruments and maps.
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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.
Synonyms
1.1An instrument or device that assists in directing the course of 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.
1.2 Computing A browser program for retrieving data on the World Wide Web 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.
1.3 historical A person who explores by sea.
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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.

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