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natation

[ney-tey-shuh n, na-] /neɪˈteɪ ʃən, næ-/
noun
1.
an act or the skill of swimming.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin natātiōn- (stem of natātiō), equivalent to natāt(us) (past participle of natāre to swim) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
natational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for natation

natation

/nəˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a formal or literary word for swimming See swimming
Derived Forms
natational, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin natātiō a swimming, from natāre to swim
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Word Origin and History for natation
n.

1650s, from Latin natationem (nominative natatio), noun of action from past participle stem of natare "to swim" (see natant).

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