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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  animation 
  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:  {life},  {living}, 
  {aliveness}] 
  2:  the  property  of  being  able  to  survive  and  grow;  "the 
  vitality  of  a  seed"  [syn:  {vitality}] 
  3:  quality  of  being  active  or  spirited  or  vigorous  [syn:  {spiritedness}] 
  4:  the  activity  of  giving  vitality  and  vigour  to  something 
  [syn:  {vivification},  {vivifying},  {invigoration}] 
  5:  the  making  of  animated  cartoons 
  6:  general  activity  and  motion  [syn:  {liveliness}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  animation 
 
    The  creation  of  artificial  moving  images. 
 
  {Usenet}  newsgroup:  {news:comp.graphics.animation}.  {FAQ 
  (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/comp.graphics.animation)}. 
 
  (1995-11-24) 
 
 




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