live action

live-action

[lahyv-ak-shuhn]
adjective
1.
Informal. live2 ( def 11 ).
2.
animated, as distinguished from a single drawing or sketch: Disney perfected the live-action cartoon.

Origin:
1955–60

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Main Entry:  live action
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in broadcasting and filmmaking, the use of real people or animals as opposed to computer-generated or animated beings
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