navigator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n navigator in earlier times, a person who explored by ship
    • n navigator the member of an aircrew who is responsible for the aircraft's course
    • n navigator the ship's officer in charge of navigation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Honeybees use the sun as a compass which helps them navigate
    • n Navigator 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 .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Honeybees navigate using the sun as a compass, even when it is hidden behind clouds - they find it via the polarization of ultraviolet light from areas of blue sky.
    • n navigator One who navigates or sails; especially, one who directs the course of a ship, or is skilful in the art of navigation. In the merchant marine the commanding officer usually navigates the vessel; in men-of-war, of nearly all nationalities, one of the line-officers or executive officers (in the United States navy the third in rank) is detailed for that duty. In the United states navy the navigator, in addition to his other duties, has charge of the log-book, of the steering-gear, of the anchors and chains, and of the stowage of the hold, and has also general supervision of the ordnance and ordnance-stores.
    • n navigator A laborer on a “navigation” or canal (see navigation, 4), or on a railway. Now usually abbreviated navvy (see navvy).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Navigator one who navigates or sails: one who directs the course of a ship
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Quotations

  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward%20Gibbon
    “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most.”
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
    “The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.”
  • Norman Douglas
    Norman%20Douglas
    “He talks about the Scylla of Atheism and the Charybdis of Christianity -- a state of mind which, by the way, is not conducive to bold navigation.”
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. navigāre, -ātumnavis, a ship, agĕre, to drive.

Usage

In literature:

But later on it was found that by cutting her down it might be possible to navigate her to England.
"The Naval Pioneers of Australia and Walter Jeffery" by Louis Becke
Early navigation, owing to its limitations, purposely restricted itself to the known.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
Singular Situation with respect to the pretended Discoveries of former Navigators.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
Early in the history of steam navigation they became exclusively the property of corporations.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
Fifteen or twenty of the fellows are studying navigation.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
The walls and guns of Quebec may prove too much for them, but not the navigation of the St.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
This is the most beautiful people and the most civilized in customs that we have found in this navigation.
"Great Epochs in American History, Volume I." by Various
They are all navigable, more or less.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624" by Various
We can imagine the impatience with which the friends of the Swedish navigator waited for the details of the expedition.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
So I perforce remain, to the injury of my caste, which forbids navigation.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
When once this comes to pass, no part of the world will equal these islands in variety and abundance of refreshments for navigators.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
Time passes quickly, with navigating, standing watch and sleeping when you get a chance.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
It is about thirty-five yards wide, and said to be navigable for boats several leagues.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
CAPTAIN COFFIN STUDIES NAVIGATION.
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
So I turned back, and navigated all that night to E.S.E., sometimes to east and to S.E.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
Meares, an English navigator, who, like Capt.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
The sea has been but little navigated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 10" by Various
Here his vessel had been wrecked, and the island still bears the name of the Russian navigator.
"The Oregon Territory" by Travers Twiss
Loading the boat, we tried what could be done at navigation.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
In that way the first railroads began, reaching their arms carefully in from the Atlantic and the navigable rivers and bays that emptied into it.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
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In poetry:

And messages from shipwrecked folk
Will navigate the moon-led main,
And painted boards of splintered oak
Their port regain.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Navigation was always a difficult art,
Though with only one ship and one bell:
And he feared he must really decline, for his part,
Undertaking another as well.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
After the event — and he such a worldly navigator!
He broke with all his relations
And lived in his sad, solitary cottage:
(For a time, there was even fear, for his sanity...)
"Japan —Nagasaki" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
But what should a boy placed in my situation
Know about lines laid across the big sea!
But, faith, this I know, and without navigation,
I'm at the wrong side of the line, anyway.
"Paddy's Letter, 1857" by Anonymous Oceania
Each thing is full of dutie:
Waters united are our navigation;
Distinguished, our habitation;
Below, our drink; above, our meat:
Both are our cleanlinesse. Hath one such beautie?
Then how are all things neat!
"Man" by George Herbert
Sleep navigates the tides of time;
The dry Sargasso of the tomb
Gives up its dead to such a working sea;
And sleep rolls mute above the beds
Where fishes' food is fed the shades
Who periscope through flowers to the sky.
"When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

A poor schmuck navigates the world of rich bastard burgers.
Our resident foodies are here to help you navigate all things culinary.
WFUM 91.1 will be off air starting at 10 a.m. Jump to Navigation.
To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options.
0The classic 1985 coming-of-age tale, about a pack of recent Georgetown grads doing their best to navigate the real world, made Demi Moore a household name.
Navigating Rough Economic Times with Savvy Strategy Delivers Long-Term Benefits.
Navigating the grey zone of popular erotica .
The female characters are learning how to navigate the tricky gender politics of Westeros.
The thrill is the skill you develop at navigating the whitewater.
Can we create public spaces that are navigable without cell phones.
Once wrote a song about navigating the music industry called "Unprotected Sex with Multiple Partners".
The global positioning system (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system providing location data coupled with time information worldwide.
Three Men Go to War can be seen on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Jump to Navigation.
Investments include a new e-commerce platform and site navigation technology.
Harvesting Chestnuts in the Granite State , Quake Hits Maine, Rattles N.H. Jump to Navigation.
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In science:

Firstly, if the server is able to store all the possible encoding prediction paths between the achievable views, the user can receive only the required frames (with a prediction corresponding to its navigation path) at low bitrates.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Unfortunately, all of these solutions remain limited since they restrict the navigation to a small subset of views (the captured ones, generally not numerous), which results in abrupt, unnatural view-switching experience.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
A second category of methods try to offer free viewpoint navigation by considering a higher number of achievable views at the receiver.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
However, they remain inefficient since the obtained virtual view quality is low and the user navigation capacity is still limited.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
However, the navigation is constrained and the data representation does not achieve good compression performance.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
It results in data blocks with strong dependencies which are not necessarily optimized for interactive navigation.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Instead of optimizing data representation for a small set of predefined viewpoints, we rather consider that free viewpoint navigation is described by a navigation domain with all the possible virtual camera locations.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
The navigation domain (ND) is divided into sub-domains called navigation segments, which are transmitted to the decoder upon request.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Upon reception of data from a navigation segment, the decoder can independently create any virtual view in this sub-domain without further request to the server.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
It provides a high navigation capability at the receiver.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Each navigation segment is then represented with a reference frame and some auxiliary information.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
The auxiliary information carries in a compact form the innovation inherent to new viewpoints and permits to synthesize any view in the navigation segment with approximately the same quality.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
Then, we propose to optimize the partitioning of the navigation domain under rate and storage constraints.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
We observe that the proposed data representation achieves good compression performance with high flexibility for interactive user navigation.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
III our solution to optimize the partitioning of the navigation domain.
Navigation domain partitioning for interactive multiview imaging
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