- The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
- The of the same soul quickening the whole frame. --Bp. Hall.
- The condition of being animate or alive.
- Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of . --Landor.
- The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness
- He recited the story with great .
- The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
- (linguistics) conversion from the inanimate to animate grammatical category
- 1992, Samuel E. Martin, A Reference Grammar of Korean, page 291:
- "The constraints are not so hard and fast that exceptional sentences do not occur. In particular and disanimation can temporarily suspend the system."
Etymology: From animatio, from animare.
- French: animation(fr)
- German: Animation(de)f
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