natation definition by Webster's New World
the act or art of swimming
Origin: Classical Latin natatio ; from past participle of natare: see natant
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- natational adjective
natation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The act or skill of swimming.
Origin: Latin natātiō, natātiōn-, from natātus, past participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see snā- in Indo-European roots.