2D animation

or 2-D an·i·ma·tion

[ too-dee an-uh-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˈtuˈdi ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən /


two-dimensional animation: animation, or a product of animation, created when two-dimensional images are rapidly sequenced to create the illusion of lifelike motion, as in traditional drawn animation, cel animation, or computer-generated vector graphics.

Origin of 2D animation

First recorded in 1985–90
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