Animation meaning

ăn'ə-mā'shən
The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
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An animating or being animated.
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An animate condition; life.
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Vivacity; brisk, lively quality.
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The preparation of animated cartoons.
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Moving diagrams or cartoons that are made up of a sequence of images displayed one after the other. Animations are created for entertainment, training and commercials. See computer-generated imagery, animated GIF and Flash.
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The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
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(animation, in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
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The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness.

He recited the story with great animation.

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The condition of being animate or alive.
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(linguistics) Conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category.
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The definition of animation is the act of giving life.

An artist creating a cartoon is an example of an act of animation.

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The quality or condition of being alive, active, spirited, or vigorous.
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Origin of animation

  • From Latin animatio, from animare.
    From Wiktionary