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animator

[an-uh-mey-ter] /ˈæn əˌmeɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that animates.
2.
an artist who draws animated cartoons.
Also, animater.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Late Latin; see animate, -tor
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Examples for animator
  • Not having to attempt a duplication of reality liberates a good animator's imagination.
  • Any animator or story teller worth his salt knows that.
  • The eldest of six children, she enjoys drawing and is studying to become a graphic animator.
  • To do this, the animator identifies the location of its joints and facial features and attaches a set of control points to them.
British Dictionary definitions for animator

animator

/ˈænɪˌmeɪtə/
noun
1.
an artist who produces animated cartoons
2.
(Canadian) a person who coordinates or facilitates something, esp a television or radio presenter
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Word Origin and History for animator
animator
1630s, "one who enlivens or inspires," from L. animator, agent noun from animare (see animate). Cinematographic sense is from 1919.
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