American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See celestial navigation.
- n. nautical Navigation by using the positions of the stars and other heavenly bodies
- n. science fiction Navigation through space
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. navigating according to the positions of the stars.
- n. navigating according to the positions of the stars
- From astro- + navigation (Wiktionary)
“ The original reference to experience from which the meaning of the term astronavigation should be derived is not essentially "space-travel," but forms of transoceanic navigation which take into account the effects specific to changes in specific astronomical experiences, from fixed to variable, which are relevant to transoceanic navigation within what had appeared, initially, as a permanently fixed set of changes within the ordering of the planets or specifically stellar phenomena.”
“Because they can teach you astronavigation, but they can't give you a rocket.”
“Some candidates are interviewed for the job of astronavigation, and it turns out that one of them is a geocentrist.”
“Midguard explained that it wasn't necessary to be a pilot to run the ship; any person who knew a smattering of astronavigation could get to his destination by simply telling the ship what he wanted to do.”
“Julius Caesar, but in a certain uniqueness of mankind's own behavior: a uniqueness which is to be adduced from in our species 'unique, historical concern with ancient maritime culture's mastery of universalized astronavigation as such.”
“ We must proceed from mastery of the discovered principles which the outlook of ancient mariners 'astronavigation reveal, as what we must know and employ as the principles which order the development of our universe in both the respectively very large and very small.”
“Unfortunately, during trans-lunar coast the Yupiter astronavigation system failed (most likely due to thermal control problems).”
“3 Iki Piki: This could be the single most spectacularly jaw-dropping feat of astronavigation the universe has ever seen.”
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