an·i·ma·tion /ˌænəˈmeʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
The animation of the same soul quickening the whole frame. --Bp. Hall.
Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of animation. --Landor.
2. The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story with great animation.
Suspended animation, temporary suspension of the vital functions, as in persons nearly drowned.
Syn: -- Liveliness; vivacity; spirit; buoyancy; airiness; sprightliness; promptitude; enthusiasm; ardor; earnestness; energy. See Liveliness.
n 1: the condition of living or the state of being alive; "while
there's life there's hope"; "life depends on many
chemical and physical processes" [syn: life, living,
2: the property of being able to survive and grow; "the
vitality of a seed" [syn: vitality]
3: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[syn: spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification]
4: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
[syn: vivification, invigoration]
5: the making of animated cartoons
6: general activity and motion [syn: liveliness]