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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Animation \An`i*ma"tion\, n. [L. animatio, fr. animare.]
1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state
of being animate or alive.
The animation of the same soul quickening the whole
frame. --Bp. Hall.
Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am
speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.
2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and
vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story
with great animation.
Suspended animation, temporary suspension of the vital
functions, as in persons nearly drowned.
Syn: Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness;
sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor;
earnestness; energy. See Liveliness.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while
there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many chemical
and physical processes" [syn: animation, life,
2: the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality
of a seed" [syn: animation, vitality]
3: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio,
4: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something [syn:
vivification, invigoration, animation]
5: the making of animated cartoons
6: general activity and motion [syn: liveliness, animation]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
148 Moby Thesaurus words for "animation":
activity, actuation, afflatus, aggravation, agitation, alacrity,
animal spirits, animate existence, animating spirit, animus,
anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardency, ardor, arousal, arousing,
avidity, avidness, being alive, birth, breathless impatience,
breeziness, brio, briskness, bubbliness, capersomeness,
cheerful readiness, coltishness, dash, direction, divine afflatus,
dynamism, eagerness, ebullience, effervescence, elan,
electrification, energizing, energy, enlivening, enlivenment,
enthusiasm, esprit, exacerbation, exasperation, excitation,
excitement, exhilaration, existence, exuberance, fervor, fire,
firing, fomentation, forwardness, friskiness, frolicsomeness,
gaiety, galvanization, gamesomeness, gayness, genius, glow, gust,
gusto, having life, heartiness, immortality, impatience,
impetuosity, impetus, incitement, infection, inflammation,
influence, infuriation, infusion, inner-direction, inspiration,
intensity, invigoration, irritation, joie de vivre, keen desire,
keenness, lathering up, life, lifetime, liveliness, living,
long life, longevity, lustiness, mettle, motivation, moving,
moving spirit, moxie, oomph, other-direction, pep, peppiness,
perkiness, pertness, perturbation, piss and vinegar, pizzazz,
playfulness, prompting, promptness, provocation, quickening,
quickness, readiness, revitalization, revival, robustness,
rollicksomeness, rompishness, skittishness, spirit, spiritedness,
spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, spriteliness, steaming up,
stimulation, stimulus, stirring, stirring up, verve, viability,
vigor, vim, vitality, vitalization, vivaciousness, vivacity,
vivification, warmth, whipping up, working up, zest, zestfulness,
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
The creation of artificial moving images.
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