animation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “animation” in the English Dictionary

"animation" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌæn.ɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/

animation noun (ENERGY)

[U] enthusiasm and ​energy: She ​spoke with ​great animation about her ​latestdiscoveries.

animation noun (IMAGE)

[C or U] movingimagescreated from ​drawings, ​models, etc. that are ​photographed or ​created by a ​computer: Encyclopedias on ​CD-ROMincludesound, ​illustrations, and ​simple animations. Thanks to computer animation, it is now ​possible to make ​cartoons much more ​quickly than in the past.
(Definition of animation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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animationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌæn·əˈmeɪ·ʃən/
energy and ​enthusiasm: Her ​voice was ​full of animation. Animation is also the ​process by which an animatedmovie, esp. a cartoon , is made from ​drawings done by ​hand or by a ​computer.
(Definition of animation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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