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natation

[ ney-tey-shuhn, na- ]

noun

  1. an act or the skill of swimming.


natation

/ nəˈteɪʃən /

noun

  1. a formal or literary word for swimming See swimming


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Derived Forms

  • naˈtational, adjective
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Other Words From

  • na·tation·al adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of natation1

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

Origin of natation1

C16: from Latin natātiō a swimming, from natāre to swim
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Example Sentences

I wondered at what period of their lives they had acquired their dexterity at natation.

Never, I think, did any swimmer in like circumstances perform such a remarkable feat of natation.

It has long legs, the better to wade with, and webbed feet admirably adapted to natation.

Indeed one of these was in flood, and they never could have crossed it had it not been for Otter's powers of natation.

Some of the girls had taken lessons in the "School of Natation" in the lower bay, and could swim very well.

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