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noun 
  1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit.
The of the same soul quickening the whole frame. --Bp. Hall.
  1. The condition of being animate or alive.
Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of . --Landor.
  1. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness
He recited the story with great .
  1. The technique of making inanimate objects or drawings appear to move in motion pictures or computer graphics.
  2. (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."
Translations: 
  • French: animation(fr)
  • German: Animation(de)f
Etymology: From animatio, from animare.


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