Navigator - meaning and definition. What is Navigator
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What (who) is Navigator - definition

Nautonnier; Astrogator; Navigators; Navigation officer; Plotter (navigator); CSO/navigator; Astrogation
  • U.S. Navy personnel practice using a sextant as part of a celestial navigation training, 2018
  • A navigator
  • Navigators cockpit 1928
  • [[USS McFaul (DDG 74)]] personnel using electronic systems and a navigation chart while she transits through the [[Turkish Straits]]

The navigator on an aircraft or ship is the person whose job is to work out the direction in which the aircraft or ship should be travelling.
He became an RAF navigator during the war.
¦ noun
1. a person who navigates a ship, aircraft, etc.
2. historical a person who explores by sea.
3. Computing a browser program for accessing data on the World Wide Web or another information system.
·noun One who navigates or sails; ·esp., one who direct the course of a ship, or one who is skillful in the art of navigation; also, a book which teaches the art of navigation; as, Bowditch's Navigator.



A navigator is the person on board a ship or aircraft responsible for its navigation. The navigator's primary responsibility is to be aware of ship or aircraft position at all times. Responsibilities include planning the journey, advising the ship's captain or aircraft commander of estimated timing to destinations while en route, and ensuring hazards are avoided. The navigator is in charge of maintaining the aircraft or ship's nautical charts, nautical publications, and navigational equipment, and they generally have responsibility for meteorological equipment and communications. With the advent of satellite navigation, the effort required to accurately determine one's position has decreased by orders of magnitude, so the entire field has experienced a revolutionary transition since the 1990s with traditional navigation tasks, like performing celestial navigation, being used less frequently. Using multiple independent position fix methods without solely relying on electronic systems subject to failure helps the navigator detect errors. Professional mariners are still proficient in traditional piloting and celestial navigation.

Pronunciation examples for Navigator
1. Navigator,
Flight of the Navigator
2. - Navigator,,, - I am not a navigator!
Flight of the Navigator
3. (mocking) "I'm the navigator! I'm the navigator!"
Flight of the Navigator
4. You mentioned Charity Navigator.
The Life You Can Save _ Peter Singer _ Talks at Google
5. essentially a blind navigator.
In the Kingdom of Ice _ Hampton Sides _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Navigator
1. With the plane flying at 5,000 feet, navigator Maj.
2. Charity Navigator gives the Tiger Woods Foundation four stars –– its highest rating.
3. It is urging that efforts to find out what became of the downed navigator be continued.
4. Later, he said, he realized that she was an excellent navigator.
5. Zadok (Duki) Ben–Artzi, a former Air Force navigator who became religiously observant.