Webster 1913 Edition
navigatio: cf. F.
The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.
The science or art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another, including, more especially, the method of determining a ship’s position, course, distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.
The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship.
Ships in general.
the act or art of sailing or floating in the air, as by means of airplanes or ballons; aviation; aeronautic.–
navigation on rivers, inland lakes, etc.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels.
2.The art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another. This art comprehends not only the management of the sails, but the directing and measuring of the course of ships by the laws of geometry, or by astronomical principles and observations.
3.Ships in general.
Aerial navigation, the sailing or floating in the air by means of balloons.
Inland navigation, the passing of boats or small vessels on rivers, lakes or canals, in the interior of a country; conveyance by boats or vessels in the interior of a country.