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an·i·ma·tion

 (ăn′ə-mā′shən)
n.
1. The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
2. The quality or condition of being alive, active, spirited, or vigorous.
3.
a. The art or process of making movies with drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of static objects, including all techniques other than the continuous filming of live-action images.
b. Images or special effects created through animation.

animation

(ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. liveliness; vivacity
2. the condition of being alive
3. (Film)
a. the techniques used in the production of animated cartoons
b. a variant of animated cartoon

an•i•ma•tion

(ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. animated quality; liveliness.
2. an act or instance of animating.
3. the state or condition of being animated.
4. the process of preparing animated cartoons.
5.
b. a motion picture similar to an animated cartoon but using photographs of dolls, robots, etc., instead of drawings.
[1590–1600]

animation

Still paintings, drawings, or puppets filmed to give illusion of movement (cartoons). Walt Disney (1901–66), produced the first full-length feature.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animation - the condition of living or the state of being aliveanimation - the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
being, beingness, existence - the state or fact of existing; "a point of view gradually coming into being"; "laws in existence for centuries"
eternal life, life eternal - life without beginning or end
skin - a person's skin regarded as their life; "he tried to save his skin"
survival, endurance - a state of surviving; remaining alive
2.animation - the property of being able to survive and growanimation - the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality of a seed"
animateness, liveness, aliveness - the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
3.animation - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorousanimation - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
chirpiness - cheerful and lively
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
4.animation - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to somethinganimation - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
activating, energizing, activation - the activity of causing to have energy and be active
5.animation - the making of animated cartoonsanimation - the making of animated cartoons  
6.animation - general activity and motionanimation - general activity and motion    
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

animation

animation

noun
1. A lively, emphatic, eager quality or manner:
Informal: ginger, pep, peppiness.
Slang: oomph.
3. Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity:
Translations
إحياءحَيَوِيَّه، إنْعاش، تَحْريك
animaceoživení
animationanimering
animacija
animáció
fjörgun; fjör; teiknimyndagerî
アニメアニメーション
animácia
canlandırma

animation

[ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən] N
1. (= liveliness) → vivacidad f, animación f
2. (Cine) (= process) → animación f; (= film) → película f de animación, dibujos mpl animados

animation

[ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən] n
(= liveliness) [person] → entrain m; [street] → animation f
[film, cartoon, character, graphics] → animation f
computer animation → animation (assistée) par ordinateur
(= animated film) → animation f

animation

nLebhaftigkeit f; (Film) → Animation f; she loved the animation of Parisian lifesie liebte das Getriebe des Pariser Lebens

animation

[ˌænɪˈmeɪʃn] nanimazione f

animate

(ˈӕnimeit) verb
to make lively. Joy animated his face.
(-mət) adjective
living.
ˈanimated (-mei-) adjective
1. lively. An animated discussion.
2. made to move as if alive. animated dolls/cartoons.
ˌaniˈmation noun
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