animation

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From Latin animatio, from animare.

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animation (plural animations)

  1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
    • 1647, Joseph Hall, Christ Mysticall; or the blessed union of Christ and his Members, as edited and reprinted in Josiah Pratt (editor), The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Hall, D.D., Volume 8, C. Wittingham (1808), page 217:
    • [] by the animation of the same soul quickening that whole frame.
  2. (animation, in the sense of a cartoon) The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
  3. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness
    He recited the story with great animation.
  4. The condition of being animate or alive.
    • Landor
      Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.
  5. (linguistics) conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category
    • 1992, Samuel E. Martin, A Reference Grammar of Korean, page 291:
      "The constraints are not so hard and fast that exceptional sentences do not occur. In particular animation and disanimation can temporarily suspend the system."

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From Latin animatio.

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animation f (plural animations)

  1. animation

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animation c

  1. animation

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