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Noun: animation  ,a-nu'mey-shun
  1. The condition of living or the state of being alive
    "while there's animation there's hope";
    - life, living, aliveness
     
  2. The property of being able to survive and grow
    "the animation of a seed";
    - vitality
     
  3. Quality of being active, spirited or alive and vigorous
    - spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification
     
  4. The activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    - vivification, invigoration
     
  5. The making of animated cartoons
     
  6. General activity and motion
    - liveliness

Derived forms: animations

See also: alive, dead, live, spirited, spiritless

Type of: activating, activation, activeness, activity, aliveness, animateness, being, beingness, cinematography, energising [Brit], energizing, existence, filming, liveness, motion-picture photography

Encyclopedia: Animation, Animated Films, and Animated Cartoons