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ANIMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does animation mean? 

ANIMATION (noun)
  The noun ANIMATION has 6 senses:

1. the condition of living or the state of being alive
2. the property of being able to survive and grow
3. quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
4. the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
5. the making of animated cartoons
6. general activity and motion

  Familiarity information: ANIMATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANIMATION (noun)


Sense 1animation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of living or the state of being alive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

aliveness; animation; living; life

Context examples:

while there's life there's hope / life depends on many chemical and physical processes

Hypernyms ("animation" is a kind of...):

being; beingness; existence (the state or fact of existing)

Attribute:

alive; live (possessing life)

dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "animation"):

eternal life; life eternal (life without beginning or end)

skin (a person's skin regarded as their life)

endurance; survival (a state of surviving; remaining alive)


Sense 2animation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being able to survive and grow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

animation; vitality

Context example:

the vitality of a seed

Hypernyms ("animation" is a kind of...):

aliveness; animateness; liveness (the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life)

Attribute:

alive; live (possessing life)

dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)


Sense 3animation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

vivification; spiritedness; invigoration; brio; animation

Hypernyms ("animation" is a kind of...):

activeness; activity (the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically)

Attribute:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)

spiritless (lacking ardor or vigor or energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "animation"):

chirpiness (cheerful and lively)

life; liveliness; spirit; sprightliness (animation and energy in action or expression)


Sense 4animation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of giving vitality and vigour to something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

invigoration; vivification; animation

Hypernyms ("animation" is a kind of...):

activating; activation; energizing (the activity of causing to have energy and be active)


Sense 5animation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The making of animated cartoons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("animation" is a kind of...):

cinematography; filming; motion-picture photography (the act of making a film)


Sense 6animation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

General activity and motion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

liveliness; animation

Hypernyms ("animation" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)


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