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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The act of infusing life; the state of being animated.
2. The state of being lively, brisk or full of spirit and vigor; as, he recited the story with great animation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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, living, aliveness]
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, vivification]
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]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1597 1. the act of animating ; the state of being animate or animated 2. animated cartoon 3. the preparation of animated cartoons

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 vivacity, ardour. 2 the state of being alive. 3 Cinematog. the technique of filming successive drawings or positions of puppets to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. --Landor. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(animations) 1. Animation is the process of making films in which drawings or puppets appear to move. ...computer animation. 2. An animation is a film in which drawings or puppets appear to move. = cartoon N-COUNT 3. Someone with animation shows liveliness in the way that they speak, look, or behave. They both spoke with animation. 4. see also suspended animation

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Act of enlivening or making alive, vitalization, vivification, inbreathing of life, inspiration, stimulation, etc., as below. 2. Life, vitality, breath, vital power, vital spark, breath of life. 3. Liveliness, spirit, spiritedness, vivacity, sprightliness, buoyancy, elasticity, airiness, vigor, ardor, courage, force, strength, energy, exhilaration, cheerfulness, gayety, cheer, animal spirits, high spirits, good spirits.

Moby Thesaurus

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, zing, zip

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