Navigation, from the Latin navigatĭo , is the action, science and art of sailing. This verb refers to the act of traveling on a boat or taking a trip by plane, although it can also refer to travel through a computer network .
Examples: “After three hours of navigation, we arrived in Cape Verde and found a tropical paradise of unparalleled beauty”, “Air navigation in that area is quite complicated because thunderstorms are frequent there”, “On this computer, navigation is too slow: I recommend you install more memory or change processors”.
Maritime navigation is the process that begins with the departure of a vessel and ends with its arrival at the port of destination. This type of trip requires technical knowledge to guide the boat and deal with the weather conditions. This type of navigation can be carried out with sailing, rowing, motor boats, etc. If water navigation takes place on inland waterways (such as a river or lake), it is called inland navigation.
In a similar sense, air navigation encompasses the practices, techniques and procedures that allow an aircraft to be brought to its destination. As in maritime navigation, the pilot must have the necessary knowledge to ensure the integrity of crew and passengers.
In computing, navigation is virtual, since it does not imply physical displacement. When browsing, the user passes from one web page to another, which supposes a kind of route. The software that allows this process is known by the name of browser.
List of Acronyms Related to Sailing