Definition of natation in English:

natation

noun

mass nountechnical, literary
  • Swimming.

    ‘And natation, swimming, comes from natare… natatum; ‘nation’ as an alternative, along the lines of ‘dilation,’ would obviously be wrong.’
    ‘From 4.27 to 6.47 pm various occupations (fencing, reflection, immobility, visits, contemplation, dexterity, natation, etc.)…’

Origin

Mid 16th century from Latin natatio(n-), from natare ‘to swim’.

Pronunciation

natation

/nəˈteɪʃ(ə)n/