Definition of Animation

1. Noun. The condition of living or the state of being alive. "Life depends on many chemical and physical processes"

Exact synonyms: Aliveness, Life, Living
Generic synonyms: Being, Beingness, Existence
Specialized synonyms: Eternal Life, Life Eternal, Skin, Endurance, Survival
Attributes: Alive, Live, Dead
Derivative terms: Alive, Alive, Alive, Lifer, Live



2. Noun. The property of being able to survive and grow. "The vitality of a seed"
Exact synonyms: Vitality
Generic synonyms: Aliveness, Animateness, Liveness
Attributes: Alive, Live, Dead
Derivative terms: Vital, Vital

3. Noun. Quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous.

4. Noun. The activity of giving vitality and vigour to something.

5. Noun. The making of animated cartoons.

6. Noun. General activity and motion.
Exact synonyms: Liveliness
Generic synonyms: Activity
Derivative terms: Lively, Lively

Definition of Animation

1. n. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.

Definition of Animation

1. Noun. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit. ¹

2. Noun. (animation in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness ¹

4. Noun. The condition of being animate or alive. ¹

5. Noun. (linguistics) conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Animation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Animation

1. A film or video wholly or partially created by photographing drawings, sculptures, or other inanimate things in sequence to create the illusion of motion. Animations are also generated by computers. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Animation

animated
animated cartoon
animated cartoons
animated oat
animatedly
animately
animateness
animatenesses
animater
animaters
animates
animatic
animatics
animating
animatingly
animation
animations
animatism
animatisms
animatist
animatistic
animatists
animative
animato
animator
animators
animatronic
animatronically
animatronics
animats

Literary usage of Animation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Design and Analysis of Integrated Manufacturing Systems by W. Dale Compton (1988)
"Animation as a Formal Modeling Tool Animation of industrial systems driven by ... High-resolution animation models can now easily be created with a variety ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"... Animation.—The means adopted by the committee for pursuing the inquiry were by experiment upon the dead human body; and in order to test the relative ..."

3. Isis Unveiled: A Master-key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1892)
"whe sage " sh In other words, he very clearly indicates a case of suspended animation ; and then adds immediately, " as the rain fell very fast ..."

4. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... barbarians —Original sources of Myth—Early doctrines of general animation of Nature—Personification of Sun, Moon, and Stars ; Water-spout, Sand- pillar, ..."

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