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Claymation

[kley-mey-shuh n]
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  1. a stop-motion animation process using clay or Plasticine figures that are moved incrementally to create a lifelike look when the captured film frames are viewed in rapid sequence.
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Origin of Claymation

1975–80; clay1 + (ani)mation
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claymation

noun
  1. the techniques of animation applied to clay models
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Word Origin

C20: from clay + (ani) mation
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