the state or condition of being animated.
a dynamic visual medium produced from static drawings, models, or objects posed in a series of incremental movements that are then rapidly sequenced to give the illusion of lifelike motion.
the process of preparing such animation, as for films, cartoons, video games, etc.
a product of such animation, as a film or cartoon.
- in·ter·an·i·ma·tion, noun
- non·an·i·ma·tion, noun
- o·ver·an·i·ma·tion, noun
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How to use animation in a sentence
These chips were initially designed to handle the high data volumes that need to be crunched for animation—making them the standard chip for use in computer gaming and computer-aided design.Nvidia’s purchase of Arm creates an A.I. computing juggernaut | Jeremy Kahn | September 14, 2020 | Fortune
For some, it kept the economy in a state of suspended animation, allowing families without income and businesses without profits to continue to pay rent and stay afloat.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
Create your new blogs in the video format with a voiceover and some animation.How businesses can use YouTube to tackle the COVID-19 business crisis | Catherrine Garcia | September 7, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
To bypass that protection, the researchers used code that was tailored to a built-in animation component called spinner-grow.A single text is all it took to unleash code-execution worm in Cisco Jabber | Dan Goodin | September 4, 2020 | Ars Technica
Networks and streamers alike may get more creative with their programming, relying more on animation and user-generated content—like web series on YouTube.After years of ‘too much TV,’ the pandemic means there’s now barely enough | Aric Jenkins | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
Stop-motion animation artist PES has unveiled a new short this week.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As for Ready for Hillary, it now survives in a sort of suspended animation.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of DreamWorks animation, is basically the “new George Soros.”Meet the Hollywood Power Couple Who Bet Big on the Midterms—and Lost | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Shooting entirely on film, Davis personally oversaw the animation of the specters at his production studios in Indiana.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons | Rich Goldstein | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Garfield the cat occupies an understated and often overlooked position critical to the history of televised animation.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons | Rich Goldstein | November 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
He spoke with an animation and earnestness that gave an exaggerated importance to every syllable he uttered.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The duke was in the highest animation, and he talked to every one round him, as we marched along, with more than condescension.
The orators of the opposition declaimed against him with great animation and asperity.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
As the hour of death drew near, her courage and animation seemed to increase.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for animation
the condition of being alive
the techniques used in the production of animated cartoons
a variant of animated cartoon
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