Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 16th century
The action of floating
Examples of Natation in a sentence
"The flawless form of her natation made her a natural on the swim team."
"The unique natation pattern of the flounder has made it a favorite of marine biologists."
Popularity Over Time
Looking for some facts to impress your fellow natation enthusiasts? Some freedivers can hold their breath for as long as 10 minutes, and the average competitive swimmer will swim a million strokes each season.
Did you Know?
Many words in English that seem like unnecessary complications of existing words actually have very direct Latin roots — for example, natare in Latin means "to swim."