Definition of animation in English:

animation

Line breaks: ani|ma¦tion
Pronunciation: /anɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 2The technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence: a combination of live action with 3-D animation [count noun]: animations as backdrops for live action
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    • In creating his animations, he films the drawings as he adds or erases the images.
    • Paintings, drawings, animations and at last the feature films all augment our appreciation of Lord of the Rings.
    • Many of the images come from Hollywood movies, including Walt Disney animations.
  • 2.1 (also computer animation) The manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images.
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    • It needs Flash and sound to get the full effect, but underneath the excellent animation is a great site concerned with factory farming and local food production.
    • The computer animation is top-notch and the characters are delightful and entertaining for the most part.
    • High levels of detail are also noticeable in player movements and animations.

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