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animation

[an-uh-mey-shuh n] /ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
animated quality; liveliness; vivacity; spirit:
to talk with animation.
2.
an act or instance of animating or enlivening.
3.
the state or condition of being animated.
4.
the process of preparing animated cartoons.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; 1910-15 for def 4; (< Middle French) < Latin animātiōn- (stem of animātiō a bestowing of life). See animate, -ion
Related forms
interanimation, noun
nonanimation, noun
overanimation, noun
Synonyms
1. vigor, energy; enthusiasm, ardor; exhilaration, sprightliness.
Antonyms
1. sluggishness.
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British Dictionary definitions for inter animation

animation

/ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən/
noun
1.
liveliness; vivacity
2.
the condition of being alive
3.
  1. the techniques used in the production of animated cartoons
  2. a variant of animated cartoon
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Word Origin and History for inter animation

animation

n.

1590s, "action of imparting life," from Latin animationem (nominative animatio) "an animating," noun of action from past participle stem of animare (see animate (v.)). Meaning "vitality" is from 1610s. Cinematographic sense is from 1912.

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inter animation in Medicine

animation an·i·ma·tion (ān'ə-mā'shən)
n.

  1. The state of being alive.

  2. Liveliness; high spirits.

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