[ an-uh-mey-shuhn ]
/ ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən /
animated quality; liveliness; vivacity; spirit: to talk with animation.
an act or instance of animating or enlivening.
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.
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Origin of animation
ANTONYMS FOR animation
OTHER WORDS FROM animationin·ter·an·i·ma·tion, nounnon·an·i·ma·tion, nouno·ver·an·i·ma·tion, noun
Words nearby animation
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British Dictionary definitions for non-animation
/ (ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən) /
the condition of being alive
- the techniques used in the production of animated cartoons
- a variant of animated cartoon
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Medical definitions for non-animation
[ ăn′ə-mā′shən ]
The state of being alive.
Liveliness; high spirits.
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