animation

noun an·i·ma·tion \ ˌa-nə-ˈmā-shən \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of animation

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

Examples of animation in a Sentence

  1. The animation for the film took over two years to complete.

  2. The studio used computer animation for some of the special effects.

  3. The Web site has hundreds of animations you can download.

Recent Examples of animation from the Web

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First Known Use of animation

1597



ANIMATION Defined for English Language Learners

animation

noun

Definition of animation for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

animation

noun an·i·ma·tion \ ˌa-nə-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of animation for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

animation

noun an·i·ma·tion \ ˌan-ə-ˈmā-shən \

medical Definition of animation

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


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