natation

natation

[ney-tey-shuhn, na-]
noun
an act or the skill of swimming.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin natātiōn- (stem of natātiō), equivalent to natāt(us) (past participle of natāre to swim) + -iōn- -ion

natational, adjective
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natation (nəˈteɪʃən)
 
n
See swim a formal or literary word for swimming
 
[C16: from Latin natātiō a swimming, from natāre to swim]
 
na'tational
 
adj

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