from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, process, or result of imparting life, interest, spirit, motion, or activity.
- n. The quality or condition of being alive, active, spirited, or vigorous.
- n. The art or process of preparing animated cartoons.
- n. An animated cartoon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
- n. The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
- n. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness
- n. The condition of being animate or alive.
- n. conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
- n. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of animating or the state of being animated.
- n. Liveliness; briskness; the state of being full of spirit and vigor: as, he recited the story with great animation.
- n. The appearance of activity or life: as, the animation of a picture or statue. Attribution of life to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the making of animated cartoons
- n. the condition of living or the state of being alive
- n. quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
- n. the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
- n. general activity and motion
- n. the property of being able to survive and grow
From Latin animatio, from animare. (Wiktionary)