animation

noun
an·​i·​ma·​tion | \ ˌa-nə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce animation (audio) \

Definition of animation

1 : the act of animating : the state of being animate or animated
3 : the preparation of animated cartoons

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Examples of animation in a Sentence

The animation for the film took over two years to complete. The studio used computer animation for some of the special effects. The Web site has hundreds of animations you can download.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Watch their Prismatica Celebration show and enjoy the lights, music and summer laser animations. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 10 July 2019 This time, Netflix’s own in-house animation team will be handling things. Stacey Leasca, EW.com, "9 cool Cuphead collectibles if you're super excited about the new Netflix show," 10 July 2019 Throughout the course of the show, the sphere’s original animations will include everything from the tiniest of molecules to immense galactic forms. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Eric Prydz is going to DJ inside a giant glowing sphere — here’s how it was made," 9 July 2019 Its filmmakers are mostly young, producing short and feature-length movies, dramas and comedies, documentaries and animation. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s CineFestival didn’t plan a border theme, it just happened," 9 July 2019 The Cuphead Show, announced on Tuesday by Cuphead game creators Studio MDHR, is a partnership with animation production house King Features, coming exclusively to Netflix. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Cuphead the game is becoming Cuphead the animated Netflix series," 9 July 2019 In addition to watching players practice in preparation for the 2019 season, fans can enjoy additional activities like the Field Goal Kick and QB Challenge, as well as a GIF animation booth. Deyscha Smith, BostonGlobe.com, "Patriots announce schedule for first three days of training camp," 8 July 2019 Yanes is studying animation at the School of Visual Arts, his attorney said. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "He was engulfed in flames when a school chemistry experiment erupted. He just won $60M.," 2 July 2019 The great fun of modern smartphone photography is the ability to capture shareable short animations. Wired Staff, WIRED, "How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of animation

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of animation was in 1597

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animation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of animation

: a lively or excited quality
: a way of making a movie by using a series of drawings, computer graphics, or photographs of objects (such as puppets or models) that are slightly different from one another and that when viewed quickly one after another create the appearance of movement
: a movie or brief scene that is made this way

animation

noun
an·​i·​ma·​tion | \ ˌa-nə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce animation (audio) \

Kids Definition of animation

1 : a lively or excited quality She spoke with animation about her trip.
2 : a way of making a movie by using slightly different pictures that when shown quickly in a series create the appearance of movement

animation

noun
an·​i·​ma·​tion | \ ˌan-ə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce animation (audio) \

Medical Definition of animation

: the state of being animate or animated — see suspended animation

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