Etymology
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circumnavigation (n.)

"act of sailing round," 1705, from circumnavigate + -ion.

updated on December 11, 2017

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Definitions of circumnavigation from WordNet

circumnavigation (n.)
traveling around something (by ship or plane);
Magellan's circumnavigation of the earth proved that it is a globe
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