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Meaning of ANIMATION

Pronunciation:  `anu'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  general activity and motion
  2. [n]  the making of animated cartoons
  3. [n]  the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
  4. [n]  quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
  5. [n]  the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality of a seed"
  6. [n]  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"

ANIMATION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aliveness, brio, invigoration, invigoration, life, liveliness, living, spiritedness, vitality, vivification, vivification
 See Also: activating, activation, activeness, activity, activity, aliveness, animateness, being, beingness, chirpiness, cinematography, endurance, energizing, eternal life, existence, filming, life, life eternal, liveliness, liveness, motion-picture photography, skin, spirit, sprightliness, survival



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An`i*ma"tion\, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.]
1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state
   of being animate or alive.

         The animation of the same soul quickening the whole
         frame.                                --Bp. Hall.

         Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am
         speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.

2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and
   vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story
   with great animation.

{Suspended animation}, temporary suspension of the vital
   functions, as in persons nearly drowned.

Syn: Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness;
     sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor;
     earnestness; energy. See {Liveliness}.

Computing Dictionary

The creation of artificial moving images.

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Thesaurus Terms
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