Definition of Circumnavigation

1. Noun. Traveling around something (by ship or plane). "Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe"

Generic synonyms: Travel, Traveling, Travelling
Category relationships: Aeroplane, Airplane, Plane
Derivative terms: Circumnavigate



Definition of Circumnavigation

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

Definition of Circumnavigation

1. Noun. The act of circumnavigating, or sailing round. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumnavigation

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circummandibular
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circummeridian
circummultiple
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Literary usage of Circumnavigation

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"It should be added that, according to Cornelius Nepos, Eudoxus effected the entire circumnavigation from the Red Sea to Gades; which is not affirmed in the ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"THE FIRST Circumnavigation OF TUE GLOBE. ' Magellan's Voyage around the World. ... Our knowledge of the circumstances of the first circumnavigation of the ..."

3. The Geography of Herodotus ...: Illustrated from Modern Researches and by James Talboys Wheeler (1854)
"Difficulty in deciding whether the Phoenicians did or did not accomplish the circumnavigation.—Herodotus's account of the voyage. ..."

4. Lives and Voyages of Drake, Cavendish, and Dampier: Including an by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1839)
"The next adventure of Dampier was the circumnavigation of the globe,—a ... CHAPTER X. Circumnavigation of the Gioie. Dampier's New Voyage—Cape de Verd ..."

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