Adjective "circumnavigation" definition and examples

(Circumnavigation may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/səːkəmnavɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

The action or process of sailing or otherwise travelling all the way around something, especially the world.
  1. 'the first circumnavigation of the globe in a helicopter'
  2. 'The ship conducted a counterclockwise circumnavigation of mainland Australia, with a slight detour to Christmas Island.'
  3. 'I remember watching the video diary of her lone circumnavigation around the world.'
  4. 'He's led more than 30 expeditions, including the first polar circumnavigation of the earth.'
  5. 'The decisive event in Elizabethan western expansion was Drake's circumnavigation voyage of 1577-1580.'
  6. 'This is the latest leg in his third circumnavigation of the globe in 14 years.'
  7. 'This part includes circumnavigation of obstacles by robots.'
  8. 'The game design is such that there are no open spaces that allow for effortless circumnavigation of foes.'
  9. 'Another version of the physical challenge is chair circumnavigation, which is even more painful.'
  10. 'Against this circumnavigation of every thought by other, rugged little thoughts, is set the grim forward march of Ahab's will.'
  11. 'How implicated is the traditional doctrine of inspiration with the circumnavigation of authority?'
  12. 'I need that drink to aid in the circumnavigation of uncomfortable questions.'

More definitions

1. to sail or fly around; make the circuit of by navigation: to circumnavigate the earth.

2. to go or maneuver around: to circumnavigate the heavy downtown traffic.

More examples(as adjective)

"attempts can be circumnavigation."

"speeds can be circumnavigation."

Origin

(circumnavigate)