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na·ta·tion

 (nā-tā′shən, nă-)
n.
The act or skill of swimming.

[Latin natātiō, natātiōn-, from natātus, past participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see snā- in Indo-European roots.]
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natation

(nəˈteɪʃən)
n
a formal or literary word for swimming. See swimming
[C16: from Latin natātiō a swimming, from natāre to swim]
naˈtational adj
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na•ta•tion

(neɪˈteɪ ʃən, næ-)

n.
the act or skill of swimming.
[1535–45; < Latin natātiō=natā(re) to swim + -tiō -tion]
na•ta′tion•al, adj.
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natation

the act or art of swimming or floating on water. — natatory,natatorial, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natation - the act of someone who floats on the waternatation - the act of someone who floats on the water
swim, swimming - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
dead-man's float, prone float - a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward
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