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  1. an·i·ma·tion
    IPA[ˌanəˈmāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. the state of being full of life or vigor; liveliness:

      they started talking with animation
    • 2. the state of being alive:

      the body began to show tiny signs of animation
    • 3. the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the movie is shown as a sequence:

      animations as backdrops for live action animation techniques
    • 4. the manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: animation, plural noun: animations

    • noun

      the state of being full of life or vigour; liveliness:

      the state of being alive:

    • noun

      the temporary cessation of most vital functions without death, as in a dormant seed or a hibernating animal.
    • noun

      the temporary cessation of most vital functions without death, as in a dormant seed or a hibernating animal.
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