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To find out where you are or where you are going - synonyms or related words

landmark

noun

a famous building or object that you can see and recognize easily

reference point

noun

a fixed place that you use to help you to find your way or to see where other things are

navigate

verb

to choose a path so that a ship, plane, or car can go in a particular direction, especially by using maps or instruments

satnav

noun

satellite navigation: a system for finding the best way to a place using information from satellites. It is often found in cars.

navigation

noun

a way to find and follow a path through a difficult place or deal effectively with a complicated situation

orientate

verb

to orient

orient yourself

to find out your exact position and the direction in which you need to go

get/find your bearings

to find out where you are and where other things are

lose your bearings

to become confused about where you are and where other things are

take a bearing

to find out where you are or what direction you are going in, using a special instrument such as a compass

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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