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circumnavigation

Definitions

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  • n. The act of circumnavigating, or sailing round.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of circumnavigating, or sailing round.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sailing round the earth, or any body of land or water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. traveling around something (by ship or plane)

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Examples

  • Seaglegs amphibious RIB has completed a 1620 kilometer "circumnavigation" of the Malaysian Peninsula in a record time of

    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • In January 2009, a wave glider completed a nine-day circumnavigation of Hawaii's Big Island.

    Where Data Depend on Catching a Wave

  • Walsingham replies, As Your Majesty instructed, we did not attempt to venture inside but we made a complete circumnavigation of the outer wall, which is, by the way, in good repair.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Sunderland embarked Jan. 23 after older brother Zac completed a westerly solo circumnavigation at the age of 17.

    16-year-old California teen gives up solo voyage

  • Louis XV, eager to bolster national prestige and expand his empire in the Pacific, launches Louis-Antoine de Bougainville on the first French circumnavigation of the world.

    Incredible Voyage

  • I rode through 60 countries on my circumnavigation, and in each country this held true.

    Alastair Humphreys: Adventure Will Change Your Life

  • MSSecond instalment of Timothy Spall's barge-borne circumnavigation of Britain.

    TV highlights 17/08/2011

  • Neither mission was a complete success, but after a three-year circumnavigation of the globe, Cook returned to England with enough finely drawn charts and maps to secure himself a place among the greatest explorers.

    Man On a Quest

  • There was a frisson of excitement when it seemed they might even complete their circumnavigation by washing up on the beaches of Cornwall they didn't.

    In praise of … Moby-Duck | Editorial

  • My sea kayak circumnavigation of Ireland stalled here for several weeks and I spent many evenings with a borrowed guitar banging out old tunes. • dickmacks.homestead.comDoolin is jumping off point for ferries out to the Aran Islands but it's long been known that there's as good or better traditional music here than on the mainland.

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